Tag Archives: Oregon State Archives

A Sense of Place: Halls Ferry

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published April 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “We recently bought a piece of property out River Rd. past the island, but before the first railroad overpass,” so their … Continue reading

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Prohibition Exhibit

  I ran across this online exhibit from the Oregon State Archives today while trolling on the archives website.  Prohibition in Oregon: The Vision and the Reality, gives an in-depth look at Prohibition in Oregon.  Study up and then come … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos of Marion County, Oregon

Who knew it would be so tough to track down aerial photos?  While WHC has some aerial photos in our collection, they are mostly of the Salem area.  So, I was very surprised to get a phone call today wanting … Continue reading

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Birth, Death and In-Between

We had a call in today about finding a Death Record for somebody who died in Marion County in 1893.  It turns out that Death Records were not systematically kept by the State of Oregon prior to 1903.  The following … Continue reading

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