Tag Archives: Willamette River

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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Christmas Flood Evacuation of Salem Memorial Hospital – December 1964

This article was written for the Statesman Journal and published December 2014. It is reproduced here for reference purposes. Monday December 21, 1964, Salem residents watched anxiously as the Willamette River began to rise at the rate of 3 inches … Continue reading

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August 13, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent The headlines: One Great Battle Rages Over Front of Fully 300 Miles “The Germans still strove today to force their way through Belgium to the French frontier. “Along the Franco-German frontier, too, fierce fighting … Continue reading

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Centennial of “City of Salem” celebrated in 1986

The 100th anniversary of the sternwheeler “City of Salem” was celebrated by the Salem Stamp Society in 1986 with this commemorative card (X2014.003.0001).  The envelope (shown upper left) has an illustration of the sternwheeler and the commerative postmark.  The interior … Continue reading

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Just Released: Willamette Valley Voices Waterways Edition

Volume II, No. 2 of the Willamette Heritage Center’s historical journal Willamette Valley Voices has just come back from the printers.  This issue offers articles about waterways in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  Articles include: Introduction  Wonder of Oregon Waters by Susan … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Civil War Close to Home

This list of ways to experience the Civil War close to home was compiled for the Statesman Journal and published in the Sunday, July 6, 2013 edition. Finding the Civil War close to Home. While we may not have the … Continue reading

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Bridging the Willamette River in Salem

This article was originally published in the Statesman Journal Sunday, June 1, 2013.  It is reproduced here with citations. By Kylie Pine “Had all of the talking and writing about a third Salem bridge been stored up, traffic could probably … Continue reading

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