Salem, Oregon

Salem is located in the north-western part in the state of Oregon.

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Salem is the capital and the third largest city in the state of Oregon with a population of 154,637 residents (2010).

About Salem

The Cherry City. Salem offers a wide array of tourist attractions. The downtown is one of the most vital retail centers for a community of its size and several parks and historic district are within walking distance. The Willamette River gives you access to fishing and other water sports. Salem Hospital Regional Health Services is the city's largest private employer and the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed at the Oregon State Hospital.

To See And To Do In Salem

AC Gilbert's Discovery Village

Western Antique Powerland

Mission Mill Museum

Friends Of Historic Deepwood Estate

Willamette Mission State Park

Bush's Pasture Park

Bush House

State Capitol Building

Marion County Historical Society Museum

Salem Riverfront Park

History Of Salem

In 1812, the first European-Americans arrived to the Salem area. They were Working as trappers and a log dwelling and a trapping house was built. In 1840. Jason Lee and Methodist Missionnaries erected a lumber mill. In 1841, Jason Lee and the missionaries built a house in Salem for Jason Lee and his family. In 1842, a flour mill was built. The same year the missionaries established the Oregon Institute, a school for European-Americans children. In 1843, a new chapel was built. In 1847, the platting of the new town was completed. In 1850, a private house served as a capitol building.

In 1857, Salem was incorporated as a city. In 1864, telegraph service had arrived. In 1872, the railroad was completed. In 1884, a telephone service was available in the city. In 1889, a streetcar line was established. In 1890, the streetcar line was driven by electricity. In 1903, the first cherry festival in Salem was held. In 1932, Television was first seen in Salem. In 1942, at the Oregon State Hospital, 47 people died and 467 were sick after eaten scrambled eggs.

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