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my city Library has some online archives of thousands of local historical photos; found my house in there along with lots of good classic shots.



1937 Ford - credit Oregon state Archives, ODOT, OHD0282



"Getting ready for the Salem to Portland relay race in 1917"
credit SalemHistory.net

ID these cars anyone?:



^^my neighborhood grocery store in 1941 ... no longer a Safeway; now owned by a thieving Chinese slumlord ... best beer selection in town though.
Photograph property of the Marion County Historical Society.




^^ 1974 ... bad part of my 'hood before they build a highway through the middle of it
Salem Public Library



driving up the Capitol steps!? :eek:
Photograph property of the Marion County Historical Society.



Baker Electric car, Salem, Oregon :confused:

Bush House Museum, Salem Art Association Photo ID number bh0169".


"Columbus Day Storm of October 12, 1962"
Salem Public Library




^^ still a popular spot for people to park their car too close into the River
Statesman Journal Newspaper


I have the link on my home computer; will have to post up more later this weekend
 

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More at Shorpy.com; probably the most amazing website of high resolution vintage images I've ever found.

How about some 1942 Middle America action? MUCH larger image on their website.

 

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Some 60's. Again, much larger photo at shorpy.com or if you cut and paste the pic link to a new browser window.

 
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