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The 1935 Fire that Burned the Oregon State Capitol


The Oregon capitol building burned in the spring of 1935, destroying most records. What the fire did not destroy, the water damaged. If anything survived, it went to the Oregon Historical Society and the State Archives.

You can find photos and information from the Oregon State Library’s “The 1935 Fire and its Aftermath” website  and also at the Oregon State Capitol Wikipedia page and at the Salem History webpage.

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