News of the Week, Christmas in Oregon City

Oregon Spectator, December 24, 1846 “MERRY CHRISTMAS” The day of days – the young heart’s festal time – Christmas. “Merry Christmas” is with us again; and throwing aside the cares and anxieties of every day life, let us all enjoy is merry-makings, for they are as especial blessings. We will rejoice with the children, that…

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…