The normal edition of the paper was 8 pages, and this was 32 pages of summary, boosterism, ads, and the usual news and gossip.
|Capital Journal, Christmas Edition|
December 20th, 1913
|Watt Shipp motorcycle ad|
In 1913, Watt Shipp reorganized his businesses, creating a separate corporation with multiple owners for the sporting goods and bike business, and a single-owner business for his powder sales.
|Watt Shipp transitioning to explosives!|
|Hauser Bros Ad|
|Lake Labish headline news|
|Cusick House was new; the Spaulding house is gone|
|Cusick House in 1978, Salem Library Historic Photos|
|Dome Building had just been completed a year or so before|
Note that it has the south wing only
|Dome Building today, designed by Edgar Lazarus|
|The Mausoleum was open,|
and would be dedicated in 1914
|The Supreme Court Building was nearly finished and opened in 1914|
|Supreme Court Building today|
Its designer, William C. Knighton, is responsible for
several of Salem's loveliest buildings
|It was big news!|
|Shot down State Street at intersection with High|
The Masonic Building (right) was completed in 1912 also
Shows street enclosure ratio near 1:1
(building height:street width)
Also! Listen to Jim and Virginia talk about 1913 in their half-hour radio show on KMUZ (17mb mp3). This show features King Bing and the Cherrians.
While a century is a round number, it's still arbitrary, and so I don't know that there's any value in trying to be more systematic about reflecting on 1913. Still, it has significance here because the State Highway Commission was established at the same time the Bicycle Path legislation of 1899 was repealed. It's definitely a year of symbolic transition. Maybe we'll return to it in more detail later this month.
|Asahel Bush died early in the morning|
on December 23rd, 1913