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White Steamer, 1904
This is a 1904 White Steamer, getting some "fresh" air before a Sunday drive.
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Cherry Fair auto
Cherry Fair in 1911 showing one of the first autos in Salem.
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Salem to Portland relay race 1917
Getting ready for the Salem to Portland relay race in 1917.
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Automobile article
Article about the first automobile in Salem, 1903
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Traveling to the coast
Traveling to the coast from Salem in the early 1900's.
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Capital City Laundry 1915
This is the Capital City Laundry’s first "modern" delivery truck. The year was 1915.
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Salem City State 1920
This is the Salem City Stage in 1920, it’s about to depart for Stayton and Mill City.
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Court Street traffic,  1912
This is Court Street as it looked in 1912, with its wide and level streets.
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Bibliography:
Historic postcard collections "Salem in the past" by Barrick Funeral Home, 1972

"Horseless Carriages for Salem", Capital Journal, April 16, 1903.

Owning Agency: Marion County Historical Society of Salem.

 
Salem band 1911
The Salem band gets a ride in an
early automobile. The year was 1911.
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Capital City Laundry employees 1917
The employees of Salem’s Capital City Laundry Co., pose for this picture on a warm summer’s day in 1917
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Ford Bug in 1920s
A Ford "Bug" driven by two young ladies 
from the "roaring" twenties.
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Frst gas station, 1920s
First gas station in Salem in early 1920s at NE corner of 18th Street and State Street. Owner in front of station is Burton E. Edwards, grandfather of Burt Edwards who furnished photo. Location is currently the site of the DeLuxe Ice Cream Plant since the 1950s
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