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Salem in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Salem

 
 
Salem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ddtfamily, March 25, 2013
1. Salem Marker
Inscription.  
Founded in 1840 by Methodist missionaries,
Became territorial capital in 1852,
An incorporated city in 1857,
Permanent capital of Oregon in 1864.
W. D. Pugh designed this city hall. Under construction in 1893.
Marion County Centennial Marker

Engraved under the marker:
Cornerstone Plaque from old city hall located on this site 1893 - 1972
 
Erected by Marion County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 44° 56.503′ N, 123° 2.181′ W. Marker is in Salem, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street Northeast and Chemeketa Street Northeast, on the right when traveling south on High Street Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 295 High Street Northeast, Salem OR 97301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T.G. Bligh Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marking an Old Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. Jason Lee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Willamette University College of Medicine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. John McLoughlin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Column Segments (approx. 0.4 miles away); Giant Sequoia (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Salem Marker - Wide Area View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ddtfamily, March 25, 2013
2. Salem Marker - Wide Area View
Salem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ddtfamily, March 25, 2013
3. Salem Marker
Salem's City Hall 1896 - 1972 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ddtfamily, March 25, 2013
4. Salem's City Hall 1896 - 1972
Bernard M. Eubanks, 2nd printing No. 6, 1966
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2013, by Ddtfamily of Turner, Oregon. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2013, by Ddtfamily of Turner, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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