Tag Archives: Salem

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published June 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. “Ladies and gentlemen may I have your attention please. Right here from the frosty fingertips of Farrell’s fantastic fountain is the … Continue reading

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1965 Veterans Day Parade – Salem

reprinted from Oregon Statesman, Friday November 12, 1965 Names of Wars Past, Present Linked by Tributes at Salem Salem turned out in the rain Thursday to pay homage to veterans of American battles in scattered and strange sounding places, like … Continue reading

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Circus Parade Highlights from Salem History

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P.J. Larsen & Sons – Wagon Making

 This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published in February 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. A 1931 Chevy house car, bought off Ebay sight unseen, with a past life as an office for the Brown … Continue reading

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William James Culver and an Unlikely Restaurant Connection

by Sue Masse and Kylie Pine In pulling together materials for our exhibit about Salem Restaurant History, we came across this receipt (WHC 1994.056.0023) for services made out to W.J. Culver.  Knowing from other tax receipts and sources that a … Continue reading

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May 25, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent Locally, the paper reported that “Radical Unionism Not Be Tolerated on New Building:” School Board Enjoined To Avoid Danger of Clash Between Boss and Builder While the Salem school board last night authorized the … Continue reading

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Tokio Sukiyaki House and Frank Tanaka

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published Sunday May 3rd.  It is reproduced here with citations and additional images for reference purposes. This coming summer the WHC will be diving into the history of dining out in … Continue reading

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