“SHINE on Salem 150” was presented as a series of blog posts over 150 days, beginning in October of 2009. It celebrated the 150th anniversary of the city’s charter as an incorporated Oregon city. Each year’s entry includes a Salem photograph and a summary of world events and recalls notable local personalities and events. The series was also published in Sunday editions of the Statesman Journal from February 2010 through December 2012.

The lithograph above was created by Eli Glover. To learn more about the itinerant artists who recorded the appearance of new communities in the Pacific Northwest, see Panoramas of Promise by  John W. Reps.