Tag Archives: Oregon

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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Carolyn B. Shelton, Oregon’s First Woman Governor (for a weekend)

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published February 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Oregon Has Today a Woman Governor” the headlines of the Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) trumpeted on February 27, 1909 with … Continue reading

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Star Bottling Works, Salem, Oregon

by Kylie Pine The Star Bottling Works appears to have started operations in about 1917 under the leadership of R.A. Pfeil.[1] At that time their headquarters were located at 647 Market Street.[2] Sometime between 1924 and 1926, L. Morrill Ramage … Continue reading

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Prest. C.C. Poling, 2009.058.0141

Willamette Heritage Center Collections, 2009.058.0141 Dallas College was a school affiliated with the United Evangelical Church that operated in

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Geo. C. Will Piano and Sewing Machine Merchant

The following information appeared in the Statesman Journal Newspaper, Sunday November 24, 2013.  It is reproduced here with citations for reference purposes. This past month the museum received a phone call from a gentleman who had located a piano with … Continue reading

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Rickey School Souvenir, 1996.006.0001

This school souvenir for the old Rickey School was cute to look at, but became much more interesting after reading the note at the very end regarding G.W. Jones, the County Superintendent.  1899 marks the start of the Philippine-American War … Continue reading

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Oregon’s View of Events at Fort Sumpter

By Richard Van Pelt Civil War Correspondent The opening salvos of the Civil War fell on Fort Sumter April 12, 1861.  Whether you call it the Civil War, The War Between the States, The War of Northern Aggression, The War … Continue reading

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