Category Archive: Slider

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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Mar 08

Gallon House Bridge Turns 100

Gallon House Covered Bridge

In 2016 the historic bridge turned 100!  Built in 1916, the Gallon House Bridge is the last covered bridge, as well as the oldest bridge, in Marion County, and one of the oldest bridges in Oregon. The 84 foot Howe truss bridge is located over Abiqua Creek a little more than a mile northwest of …

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Dec 18

Grant Funds Display System

With the acquisition in 2014 of an additional 14 original Homer Davenport cartoons, it soon became apparent that a means to display these incredible works of art, was problematic owing to their size, averaging 2 by 3 feet each. Enter SCHS volunteer craftsman Larry Thomas, who designed and later built an ingenious “sliding cabinet” system …

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Oct 12

Museum Closed for Winter Cleaning

Our annual “Spruce-Up” of exhibits, file organizing, Website optimization and everything else that goes with a small town Historical Society, is once again underway. As such, the museum will be closed until February. We are available for research by appointment though. Click on the CONTACT US link for information.

Aug 08

Newsletter Archives Now Online!

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As a service to the heritage of our community, we make all past editions of our monthly newsletter available free of charge here in our archives. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view them. Click on the Archives tab in the header to visit the Newsletter Archives page!

Aug 08

About Silverton

The town of Silverton was founded in 1854 in the Willamette Valley. The Molalla and Calapooia Tribes lived in the region prior to the pioneers’ arrival. The surrounding region became known by the settlers as the Silverton Country, a vast expanse which includes several other small communities, including Mt. Angel and Scotts Mills. Majestic landmarks …

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