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Celebrating the history and culture of Benton County, Oregon

Eyeglasses

As I recently needed new eyeglasses, I was curious about the styles that were popular in the past.  The Benton County Historical Society’s collection contains numerous

Candle Histories

December 21 is the shortest day of the year.  For many years, candles were one of the few sources of light during these dark days.  Today, candles

Children’s Farm Home, Corvallis, Oregon

 One hundred years ago, the Oregon Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)  purchased 245 acres north of Corvallis from Harry Ashbahr in order to build the Children’s

More of Edna Finley’s Irish Bend Memories

The last post contained Edna Finley Buchanan’s memories of childhood in the Irish Bend area. This post will continue those recollections with her descriptions of

Edna Finley’s Irish Bend Memories

The last post contained Edna Finley Buchanan’s memories of childhood in the Irish Bend area. This post will continue those recollections with her descriptions of

It’s Apple Season!

The apple trees in this photograph from the collection of the Benton County Historical Society look to be loaded down with ripe apples. Fruit-laden apples

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