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Chocolate cake and obituaries make for surprising combo in museum collection


November 29, 2017

Indian Lize

Frequently, surprising objects come to light at the East Linn Museum. This is partly because the museum centers on donations from people in the local area, artifacts which have survived from the past and which often reflect individual interests.

One of these artifacts attracting renewed attention happens to be a battered narrow ledger with crumbling, yellowing pages. Though its appearance says "ledger," it actually serves as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings collected over an uncertain number of years, starting in 1912.

The identity of the collector remains unclear. Since the contents le...

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