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Jack and the Bean Stalk – the Hollywood connection to a West Salem cannery

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published January 2015. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. All because a great American comedian, Lou Costello, saw promotion possibilities where the publicity directors of Warner Bros. studios didn’t, a … Continue reading

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Looking for an Historic Structure in Salem?

The City of Salem has a great tool for finding historic buildings in the City of Salem.  Use the interactive map (http://www.cityofsalem.net/HistoricBuildings) to look through historic districts and find historic buildings around town. For this and other great resources on … Continue reading

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Hop Picking in the Willamette Valley

While trolling the internet last week we found this interesting account of picking hops in West Salem, Oregon written by Adam Bihn in May of 1999 posted on the Volga Germans in Portland website.  Interesting stories all around!

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