August 13, 2015 Historic Cemeteries

Salem History Matters

August 13, 2015 Historic Cemeteries

Show Notes

Ray Files & Lloyd Collins, Polk Cemetery Savers, tell us of their efforts to preserve many small cemeteries in Polk County, and Kuri Gill, ORPRD, outlines the role of the Historic Cemeteries Commission.


About Salem History Matters

Deb Meaghers and Christy Van Heukelem share their passion for mid-Willamette Valley history and engage listeners in the value of preserving and blending our rich historic legacy into our contemporary lives. Interviews with area historians, authors, historic property owners, neighbors in our historic districts, curators of local museums, commercial building owners and renovators offer insight into why preserving, living and working in our historic resources are so integral to our sense of community. Adding to the fabric of our heritage quilt are the “Spotlight on History” segments which highlight specific areas of our history, and the “Yesterday’s Voices” segments where our long-time residents share their memories of their lives in the Salem area.

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