Category Archive: Local History

Jan 30

Circuit Chautauqua in Silverton

Circuit Chautauqua 1916

By Fred A. Parkinson – (Originally Published in the October, 2014 SCHS Newsletter) The first day of Chautauqua is here! Or more accurately, the first day of Chautauqua week is here… The date was Sunday, July 9, 1916 and the excitement in the small community had been building ever since the first Chautauqua gathering ever …

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Nov 26

Frank S. Bowers; Cartoonist

Frank S. Bowers

Every so often, an artifact saved for one purpose becomes a valued clue to another! Case in point, a birthday-gifted copy of the Silverton Appeal-Tribune from August 5, 1982. It was saved for it’s coverage of that year’s Homer Davenport Days, the second annual celebration under that name. That year, the International Cartoon Contest was …

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Jun 17

Silverton’s Power Women

Announcing the Silverton Power Women collection! An initial series of six “collectors cards” highlighting notable females from of the Silverton Country. Featured are Silverton’s own Flora Davenport, Polly Coon-Price, Eva Coolidge, Flora Hoblitt, Zetta Schlador and Helen Kleeb. Each card features a photograph and brief biography. For now the cards are available at the Museum …

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