The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Articles written by Martha Steinbacher

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It was a turbulant beginningSweet Home Union High School - now SHHS

Former ELMS director Sweet Home's first high school started in Gilliland in 1910, then grew to Union High School #2 when dedicated in 1935. Sweet Home High School (SHHS) is now part of an expanded Swe...

 

Early settlers overcome daunting problems

Former director East Linn Museum In 1843 a settler wrote, "At any public gathering it was easy to distinguish the new from the old settler. They were lank, lean, hungry and tough. We were ruddy, ragged and rough. They were dressed in broadcloth,...

 

General Sweet Home History...

Former Director East Linn Museum The history of Sweet Home dates back to 1851, but the real story of that city did not start until April 1, 1932, when the first freight train pulled up at the Oregon... Full story

 

It was a turbulant beginning Sweet Home Union High School - now SHHS

Former ELMS director Sweet Home's first high school started in Gilliland in 1910, then grew to Union High School #2 when dedicated in 1935. Sweet Home High School (SHHS) is now part of an expanded Swe... Full story

 

Sweet Home, as it was in 1910

Former Director East Linn Museum I thought you might like to know what Sweet Home was like in the early years. Following is a clipping from a 1910 newspaper: Sweet Home, the mountain town, is located 16 miles from Lebanon on the Willamette Valley...

 

Early settlers overcome daunting problems

Former director East Linn Museum In 1843 a settler wrote, "At any public gathering it was easy to distinguish the new from the old settler. They were lank, lean, hungry and tough. We were ruddy,... Full story

 

Where did Sweet Home get its name?

Former Director East Linn Museum In 1847 the Lowell Ames family first filed donation land claims for land that would eventually become Sweet Home, Oregon. The father,his six sons and one daughter, Sweet Home's first settlers, each took out property c...

 

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