Tag Archives: Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Odd Fellows Rural Cemetery

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published May 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by … Continue reading

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Pioneers’ Sleep Disturbed by Sheep

Century-old cemetery at Salem became center of civic attention when woolly flocks were turned loose this spring to graze among the ancient tombstones. reprinted from The Sunday Oregonian Magazine August 23, 1953 Various Salem residents who have wandered by the … Continue reading

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Comrade Kinney Mystery, 2012.024.0006

We recently received a transfer of Salem-related materials from the Lane County Historical Society and Museum in Eugene.  Among the programs for the Apollo Club and Salem Symphony Orchestra, appeared an interesting invitation to the annual dinner given by the … 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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