Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon

Title
Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon
LC Subject
Government facilities Oregon Territory--Politics and government Capitols Buildings
Description
In 1852, the capital of the Oregon Territory was changed from Oregon City to Salem. In 1855, the legislature changed it once more to Corvallis but the Federal Government refused to acknowledge the change. As a result, both houses of the legislature met in the Territorial Capital in Corvallis on December 3, 1855 and passed a bill that changed the capital back to Salem. The legislature reopened in Salem on December 18, 1855, where it has stayed since.
Work Type
lantern slides
Location
Corvallis >> Benton County >> Oregon >> United States Benton County >> Oregon >> United States
Date
1855
Identifier
P217:set 038 045
Rights
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Rights Holder
OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Local Collection Name
Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides, 1900-1940 (P 217)
Type
Image
Set
OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Institution
Oregon State University
Created
2009-06-22
Modified
2011-07-11