Day: April 25, 2021

Swegle Elementary School

SWEGLE SCHOOL Swegle School was first built around 1900. George Swegle donated the land for the school in the Garden Road area east of Salem. It was formerly part of District No. 3; then it became District No. 78 when school boundaries were changed. In 1903 the one-room school had nine students and one teacher. […]

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Zena Elementary School

ZENA SCHOOL In the late 18001s and early 1900s there existed at the cross roads of the Lincoln, Bethel, Brush College and Spring Valley roads a busy little town called Zena. According to legend it was named after the daughter of one of the early pioneers. At one time the town boasted of post office, […]

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North Salem High School

NORTH SALEM HIGH SCHOOLBy: E. A. Carleton, Principal The story of the Salem High School begins in the 1890’s when a 9th grade was established in the school known as the East School on 12th street. This is the building which later became the Washington Grade School and was torn down and replaced by a […]

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Prospect Elementary School

PROSPECT SCHOOLBy: George ForgardThe first record of school in this area was a class taught by Mrs. John P. Gaines, wife of one of the first territorial governors of Oregon. This was around 1857, before Oregon became a state. The Gaines place was on the present Cartwright Farms. e. Later, the children of the area […]

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Leslie Junior High School

LESLIE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Leslie Junior High School opened its door to students twenty-nine years ago, on September 19, 1927. During its twenty-nine years Leslie has provided the surrounding community with an educational center. Information for this story was obtained by compiling information received from teachers, students, records and other such sources. Improvements have continually […]

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