Dating Family Photographs Using Historical Fashion Clues - read article at ancestry.com
The goal of the Historical Society is to preserve the history of the City of Myrtle Creek and the surrounding communities in the 97457 Zip Code area.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Bill Haley and the Comets record “Rock Around The Clock”On April 12, 1954— Bill Haley and the Comets recorded “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock.” If rock and roll was a social and cultural revolution, then “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock” was its Declaration of Independence. And if Bill Haley was not exactly the revolution’s Thomas Jefferson, it may be fair to call him its John Hancock.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
You can see the lineup of this season's celebrity guests here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
When Pacific Highway (Hwy 99) was constructed, it was the primary route from Canada to Mexico and brought thousands of travelers through Myrtle Creek...all needing gas, food & lodging. Service stations sprung up on nearly every corner along Main St. with tourist cabins north and south of town. The 2015 calendar recalls this tourism boom and is also dedicated to memory of John Shirtcliff.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
One of our local stories to spotlight for Black History Month is the story of Letitia Carson. Letitia leaves Kentucky in the 1840s as a free woman, no longer a slave, She is on her way to Missouri where good things happen, including meeting Davey Carson, an Irish immigrant who treats her with kindness. But Letitia and Davey soon discover that freed blacks are not wanted in Missouri and they begin to make plans to start a new life in Oregon. a place where slavery had never been known. And so they begin a treacherous journey by wagon train.
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