The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Articles from the August 1, 2002 edition

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Grandpa Philpott was the oldest living blacksmith around, when I was growing up

The sign on the front of the blacksmith shop next to the East Linn Museum reads: "Blacksmith, J. Philpott, Prop. Est. 1880." It was fun to watch him take an old chair, that anyone of us would just... Full story

 

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,...