Shine on Salem highlights the city’s history from its charter in 1860 to the present. Each year’s entry includes a summary of world events, a suggests a historic place to visit and recalls notable local personalities and events. (The original series was published in Sunday editions of the Statesman Journal from February 2010 through December 2012.)

History is about you. Use the search tool above the illustration to pick your birthdate and read about that year. Advance through the years of your life. It will bring back memories that will enrich your life today.

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.