Asahel Bush House Museum

Bush House¬†typifies a Victorian home in the truest sense of that word. Built by¬†Asahel Bush II in 1877-78 and occupied by members of his family for the next seventy-five years, the house remains theirs in spirit. In fact, much of what once belonged to Asahel and his four children can still be found in their… Continue reading Asahel Bush House Museum

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Salem, Oregon – Tree City USA

March 27, 1997 Salem has again been named a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation for the twenty-first consecutive year. Salem is a charter member and was the first city to receive this award in Oregon. This year is the 125th anniversary of Arbor Day. The City of Salem will be presented… Continue reading Salem, Oregon – Tree City USA

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The History of Naming Oregon

In approximately 1625 a Dutch map by mapmaker Hondius, and held out to be his “Map of the World”, shows the City of Quivira upon a river far north of Cape Blanco on the Oregon coast. It also marks the cities of Conic and Tiguex near that point of land. Some of these names appeared… Continue reading The History of Naming Oregon

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Salem Oregon Heritage Trees

The Riding Whip Tree Brown Family Tulip Tree The Hager Grove Pear Tree Willamette University Redwoods Fairgrounds Oak Grove Smallest City Park in the World Independence Cherry Tree LaFollette Black Walnut Mark Hatfield Ginkgo Highland Hybrid Persian Walnut Largest Black Cottonwood in United States Maynard Drawson knows Oregon and he knows its historic trees. This… Continue reading Salem Oregon Heritage Trees

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