December 20 – 26, The News

Oregon Spectator, December 24, 1846 Positively All person who have unsettle accounts with the undersigned, are requested to make settlement by the 15th of January next; a failure to comply with this notice, will make them acquainted with William Holmes. S. W. Moss, Oregon City, Dec. 22, 1846 (referring to¬†Sheriff William L. Holmes) Captain N.…

Christmas Shopping, the 1890s

In December 1890 two of the larger mercantile establishments offered holiday goods and sale prices. The Pioneer Store used their advertisement to promote their goods, as well as to make a point that their goods were American made with a reference to the the McKinley Bill – the Tariff Act of 1890 that had gone…

December 14-19, The News

Oregon Spectator, December 19, 1850 The Main Street House has opened under new auspices. The house has been greatly enlarged and improved. There is a new landlord, a man well calculated for business, who has taken charge of it. Now that our friend Moss has retired, it is but justice to him to say that…

December 3, The News

December 3, 1915 From the Oregon City Enterprise: ELECTION Two candidates, E. C. Hackett and William A. Long have filed as candidates for mayor in next week’s election. Oregon City high school was defeated at Corvallis November 25, with a 12 to 0 score. A muddy field and slippery ball prevented either team from attempting…