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Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon


Date
  • 1900/1940
Description
  • Oregon City was the first capital of Oregon Territory. In 1852, after much controversy, the capital was changed to Salem. In 1855, the Legislature passed a bill removing it to Corvallis. The Federal Government refused to recognize the change. As a result both houses of the Legislature convened in Corvallis, in the building shown here on December 3, 1855, and passed a bill, within a few days, changing the capital back to Salem. This went into effect the same month and the Legislature re-opened in Salem on December 18. Although efforts were afterwards made to change the location again and by vote at an election in 1856 Eugene received the largest number of votes. The election, because of failure of four counties to make official returns, was ignored and the capital has remained at Salem since 1855.
Subject
Work Type
Location
Rights Holder
  • OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Identifier
  • P217:25:42
Local Collection Name
Is Part Of
  • Set 38 - Early Settlement of Oregon
Institution
Conversion
  • Master scanned with Epson 1640XL scanner at 800 dpi., 8 bit gray scale. Image manipulated with Adobe Photoshop Elements ver. 7.0.
Submission Date
  • 08/12/2015
Modified
  • 05/25/2023
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APA

OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University. (18 Apr 2024). Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon Retrieved from https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/df70dh758

MLA

OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University. "Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon" Oregon Digital. 18 Apr 2024. https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/df70dh758

Chicago

OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University. "Territorial capital at Corvallis, Oregon" Oregon Digital. Accessed 2024-04-18. https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/df70dh758

Wiki

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Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Oregon Territory--Politics and government http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85095435
2 Capitols http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85019978
3 lantern slides http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300134977
4 Corvallis >> Benton County >> Oregon >> United States https://sws.geonames.org/5720727/
5 Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides, 1900-1940 (P 217) http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/localCollectionName/p_217
6 Oregon State University http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80017721

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