Images of America: Salem

Learn the history of Oregon's capitol city

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About the Book

Long before the city of Salem got its name, the lush valley was a favorite winter camping location for the Kalapuya tribe. Jason Lee first ventured to Oregon in 1834, at the invitation of Northwest tribes, creating a mission and a settlement here. Native Americans called it “Chemeketa.” William H. Willson, who laid out the city plan in 1851, called it “Salem.” Both words mean “peace.” Salem’s central location, in the middle of the Willamette Valley’s agricultural belt, made it an ideal location for the new capital of Oregon. Since then, Salem’s character has largely been influenced by the presence of woolen mills, crop production, and many state institutions. Surviving devastating floods and fires in all three state capitol buildings, Salem and its people have a history of resilience, leadership, and public service.

Genre: History
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication Year: 2009
ASIN: 1932010270
ISBN: 0738571393
List Price: 21.99
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Tom Fuller

Tom is a history author and the founder of Imagine Public Relations. Tom is an award-winning web designer, communications professional and video producer. Tom resides in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. See my Amazon author page at:

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