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  Salem, Oregon - MSN Encarta
Salem is the administrative center of the state and a commercial, distribution, and processing hub for the fertile mid-Willamette Valley.
Salem is the site of Willamette University, founded as the Oregon Institute in 1842 and the oldest institution of higher education in the West.
Salem was established in 1840 by Methodist missionary Jason Lee, who had migrated west over the Oregon Trail.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578888/Salem_(Oregon).html   (394 words)

 Oregon.com - Salem Oregon travel lodging Salem
Salem is centered in the heart of the Willamette Valley-one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions in the world, between Portland and Eugene at the crossroads of Interstate Highway 5 and Oregon Highway 22.
Salem is the county seat of Marion County.
Salem was incorporated in 1857, and is one of Oregon's oldest cities.
www.oregon.com /towns/salem/salem.cfm   (1049 words)

 Archived: IX. Salem, Oregon
Counties surrounding and including Salem, the capital of Oregon, are served by the Region 3 office of the state's system for training and work-force preparation.
Salem is experiencing close to six percent annual growth in jobs and is reportedly the 11th-fastest-growing city in the country.
According to the Oregon Department of Education, the CAM programs will be designed for all students; they will allow enough tailoring to individual needs and interests to prepare a student for entry to the work force, an apprenticeship, community college, or other higher education.
www.ed.gov /pubs/Diverse/ch9a.html   (3733 words)

 Salem - Oregon Gardens of Eden
In Salem, Oregon residents and visitors alike have access to beautiful inspirational gardens, as well as the gardens at commercial flower farms.
Located adjacent to Salem, Keizer is situated on the 45th Parallel -halfway between the Equator and the North Pole.
Salem is the state's capital city and the State Capitol grounds contain many beautiful landscaped areas.
www.oregon.com /trips/salem_gardensofeden.cfm   (1718 words)

 Salem Oregon History in Brief
Salem, the state capital city, is Oregon's second largest city, with a population of approximately 135,000.
Salem is located in the center of the Willamette Valley...one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions of the world...47 miles south of Portland and 64 miles north of Eugene, Salem serves as the hub of both state government and the surrounding farming communities.
Either David Leslie, one of the trustees who came to Oregon from Salem, Mass., or W. Willson, who filed plats in 1850-51 for what is now the main part of the city, selected the name "Salem." Salem is the anglicized form of the hebrew word Shalom, meaning peace.
www.oregonlink.com /about_salem.html   (488 words)

 Welcome to Salem, Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Salem, the capital city of Oregon, is located midway between Portland and Eugene on Interstate 5 (I-5) in the middle of the fertile Willamette Valley, a 100-mile long lowland between the Cascade Mountains and the Lower Coast Range.
Salem’s leaders in business and industry are active participants in maintaining the city’s livability by supporting local charitable institutions that serve those in need, and by supporting the city’s non-profit arts, cultural and historic organizations.
Salem's water, originating high in the Cascade Mountains, is very soft with hardness of only 14 parts per million, and very pure, far exceeding standards of the State Health Department.
www.salemchamber.org /community/about.html   (420 words)

 Salem Oregon : Salem Hotels, Restaurants, Conference Center: Salem Oregon Convention and Visitors Bureau
Salem offers visitors and residents a wide variety of festive events such as fairs and festivals, visual and performing arts, farmers markets, holiday events, wine and agricultural activities, and historic offerings.
Salem's selection of campgrounds and RV parks are also plentiful.
Salem's Kids Corner is the place to find information for your next Salem, Oregon school report.
www.travelsalem.com   (287 words)

 Salem, Oregon Vacation & Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Salem is Oregon's capitol, and is also a capital place from which to launch explorations of sites both cultural, like the neighboring city of Mt. Angel's famous Benedictine Abbey, and natural, like nearby recreation mecca Detroit Lake.
And with Salem's first two capitol buildings burned to the ground, the third one certainly seems to be the charm: The white Vermont marble, Greek-style Capitol turned 60 in 1998.
Salem is located in the Willamette Valley just off I-5 about an hour south of Portland and north of Eugene.
www.go-oregon.net /Salem   (220 words)

 Salem Oregon Conference Center an Oregon Convention Center
The Salem Conference Center is like no other meeting facility or convention center in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon.
It is the result of a strong commitment to create a center of extraordinary quality from the flowing integration of the conference center and hotel, to the combination of classic appointments and forward-looking technology.
The Salem Conference Center was designed and constructed with the intent of conforming to the standards of LEED certification.
www.salemconferencecenter.org   (116 words)

 Salem, Oregon (Cities)
Salem is the capital of Oregon and the state's third largest city.
Today Salem, population 136,924, is the state's governmental center and a distribution, processing and commercial hub of the Willamette Valley.
Salem is part of the Salem, Oregon metro area.
www.ohwy.com /or/s/salem.htm   (150 words)

 Oregon DHS : Mental health
Oregon State Hospital, with campuses in Salem and Portland, is the state’s primary state-run psychiatric facility for adults.
Based on court orders, under Oregon Revised Statutes, FPS conducts psychological and psychiatric evaluations, including determination of an individual's ability to aid and assist their attorney in a trial and determination if a mental disease or defect limits a person's criminal responsibility.
Oregon State Hospital opened in 1883 at its present location in Salem and has played a key role in the development of public mental health services for the state.
www.oregon.gov /DHS/mentalhealth/osh/main.shtml   (890 words)

 Oregon State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
The flag of Oregon is the only state flag with different pictures on each side.
Finally the flag is emblazoned with the words "State of Oregon" above the picture and the date of statehood "1859" below.
Topography: Image Rugged coast range; fertile Willamette River Valley to east and south; Cascade Mountain range of volcanic peaks east of the valley; plateau east of Cascades, in remaining two-thirds of the state.
www.50states.com /oregon.htm   (365 words)

 Salem travel guide - Wikitravel
Salem, the State Capitol of Oregon, is located in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene.
Salem was established in the early 1800's as a farming community.
Salem became the State Capitol of Oregon in 1851 after it was moved from Oregon City.
wikitravel.org /en/Salem_(Oregon)   (2085 words)

 YWAM of Salem Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
YWAM Salem is a ministry of YWAM International.
Salem is a medium sized city with a safe, smaller town feel.
Oregon's Cascade Mountain range, Costal Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean are all within an hour and a half drive from YWAM Salem.
www.ywamsalem.org   (159 words)

 Salem Oregon Birder's Field List
Salem Audubon Society, with the assistance of the City of Salem, has produced an information-filled Bird Checklist in a handy portable "trifold" format for easy use in the field.
Wintering raptors such as rough-legged hawks and short-eared owls may be found near Baskett Slough NWR and the Salem Airport vicinity.
Cascades Gateway Park (near the airport), and Minto-Brown Island Park in South Salem, along with the two NWR’s are good places to observe songbird migration.
www.salem-audubon.org /birders_list.html   (225 words)

 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem - UU Oregon
In 1889, the First Unitarian Church of Salem was organized by a group of religiously liberal individuals who gathered "to promote the objects of Public Worship, the Liberal Christian Faith, Religious Education, General Benevolence, Charity and Religious Toleration.
This church's fortunes were mixed: After the original building was destroyed by fire, the congregation built the edifice which still stands on the southwest corner of Cottage and Chemeketa.
The Rev. Lon Ray Call came to Salem, meeting with a group of interested people in the basement of the Senator Hotel.
www.uusalem.org /history.htm   (400 words)

 Welcome to Salem, Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
As Oregon's capital city, Salem has a capitol building that is a favorite destination for visitors.
Bush Pasture Park in downtown Salem is one of Salem's finest parks.
Salem is home to Willamette University, the first university in the West.
www.el.com /to/salem   (580 words)

 Salem, Oregon: A Weekend Getaway
Venture into Salem's downtown and you'll discover art galleries, museums, parks, and a diverse shopping district—all in the shadow of the Oregon Pioneer, the gilded statue that stands atop the capitol.
The estate's original greenhouse, the oldest in Oregon, is open to anyone who wants a glimpse of a staghorn fern, a barrel cactus, or dozens of other plants.
A Salem native, Gilbert was a gold medal pole-vaulter at the 1908 Olympics and went on to create the Erector set.
www.viamagazine.com /weekenders/Salem04.asp   (827 words)

"Oregon is the only state that lets dying patients obtain lethal doses of medication from their doctors, although other states may pass laws of their own if the high court rules against the federal government.
Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, twice approved in statewide voter referendums, is the only statute in the U.S. allowing doctors to write lethal prescriptions for terminally ill patients who want to control the time and place of their death." -
Oregon Blue Book - http://bluebook.state.or.us - "The Oregon Blue Book is the official state directory about state, county, city, federal and tribal governments...
www.havenworks.com /oregon   (4088 words)

 Salem (OR) Area Chamber of Commerce
2007 SAIF Corporation Agri-Business Banquet Friday, January 26th at the Salem Conference Center featuring Economist John Mitchell and Agriculture Comedian Jay Hendren.
View the 2007 Legislative priorities, election results, and upcoming forums on the agenda for the Salem Chamber.
Copyright © 2002-2006 Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.
www.salemchamber.org   (156 words)

 OSU Survey Finds Oregon Coastal Airports Vulnerable After Major Earthquake, Tsunami - Salem-News.Com
Salem-News.com is a locally-owned news service for Salem - Oregon's capitol city and the region surrounding it.
On the positive side, the airport in Newport stands out as one that may experience some earthquake damage, but its combination of a long runway, elevation of 130 feet and good instrumentation could keep it from shutting down completely.
Many of Oregon's coastal airports would be out of commission because of earthquake damage, tsunami inundation and debris, or lack of instrumentation for approaches, according to a survey done by Oregon State University earthquake researcher Chris Goldfinger.
www.salem-news.com /articles/june142006/Coast_Airports_61406.php   (1070 words)

 Oregon Ki Society - Salem, Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Oregon Ki Society is a nonprofit educational service organization established in 1974 to spread Ki Principles, Kiatsu, and Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido as taught by Master Koichi Tohei.
After the seminar, a three hour class will be held every two weeks in Salem to review and practice the material taught in the seminar.
He is a 4th degree fl belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, Joden in Ki Development, an associate Lecturer in the Ki Society, and an assistant Lecturer in the Personal Kiatsu School.
www.open.org /~okssalem   (799 words)

 Oregon Gardens near Salem Oregon : Salem Convention & Visitors Association
The region's first spring flower festival is held in March and April at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, just 20 minutes north of Salem.
At the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm you’ll have the opportunity to walk through fields of brilliant yellow, red, pink and orange tulips, quickly curing any "winter blues" you may have acquired.
Like the tulip fields at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, the iris fields at both Cooley's and Schreiner's provide panoramic views of both the Coast Mountain Range that rims the valley to the west and the majestic Cascade Range to the east with its snow capped volcanic peaks, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson.
www.travelsalem.com /media/storyline01.html   (1696 words)

 Salem Oregon's Tallest Building Is...?
For generations, which building is Salem's tallest has been a matter of who you spoke to, lots of guesswork and to a certain extent, community mythology.
Most Salem residents at one time or another have considered this riddle, but there just were not any hard numbers that provided the answer.
Ultimately, determining Salem's Tallest Building required a comparison of precise measurements made and certified by a civil engineering firm.
www.salemoregon.com /tallestbuilding   (128 words)

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