Salem, Oregon was founded in 1843, 15 years before Oregon was admitted to the United States. It became the capital of Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated as a city in 1856 - the same year the territory was annexed by the USA. It is home to several universities - including Willamette University, the oldest in the western US. This beautiful map provides a look at the beginnings of the city. Complete reference list below.
Features references to the following locations:
PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND FACTORIES
Oregon State Capitol Building.................at A.
Marion County Court House Building......at B.
Willamette University Building.................at C.
Acadamy of the Sacred Heart...............at E.
Salem Public Schools.............................at F.
Water Works at G. Gas Works...at H.
State School for the Blind.......................at I.
Oregon Home for the Sick.
State Penitentiary two miles distant.
County Fair Grounds two miles distant.
The Manufacturing Interests Comprise :
Flouring Mills, Saw Mills, Wagon Factory,
Pump Factory, Woolen Mills, Oil Mills,
Machine Shops and Foundries,
Sash and Door Factories, Chair Factory,
Agricultural Implement Works,
Plow Factory, Bag Factory, &c.
Mount Hood, sixty miles distant.
CHURCHES AND SOCIETIES.
M.E. Church, cor. State and Church Sts.
Trinity M.E. Church, cor. Liberty and Court Sts.
First Baptist Church, cor. Liberty and Marion Sts.
First Presbyterian Church, bet. Chemeketa and Center.
Congregational Church, S.E. cor. Liberty and Center.
Evangelical Church, N.E. cor. Liberty and Center.
St. John's Catholic Church, cor. Cottage and Chemeketa Sts.
Christian Church, cor. High and Center Sts.
St. Paul;s Episcopal Church, cor. Church and Chemeketa Sts.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, High Street, near Union.
Societies : - Masonic, Odd Fellows
Good Templars, Natural History and Turn Verein,
Three Newspapers (Two Daily,)
Several First-class Hotels,
Banks and numerous Mercantile Institutions.
Situated on the Willamette River, Forty Miles above Portland, on the Oregon and California Railway.
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