Salem was established in the early 1800's as a farming community. The town grew during the years of the California gold rush. Salem became the capital of Oregon in 1851 after it was moved from Oregon City. The capital was then briefly moved to Corvallis in 1855, but in that same year was permanently moved back to Salem. The first two Oregon State Capitol buildings tragically burned down. The third and current building was completed in 1938, complete with its distinctive gold-plated pioneer statue, the "Gold Man," perched atop.
Bed and Breakfast Inn in Salem Oregon Andrea BnB
The Portland Metro area has a new boutique Bed and Breakfast Inn in Salem Oregon; an alternative to large hotels. This is an outstanding, relaxing getaway, not far away from all the attractions which the Willamette Valley and surroundings have to offer. This bed and breakfast inn is situated in the heart of the Oregon wine country, surrounded by famous Iris and Tulip farms, acres of lush public gardens and the agricultural magnitude of the valley. One street down the road you'll find a fine Theatre, the Pentacle, in a rustic setting on a gothic stage almost year round. 30 miles west of Salem is Spirit Mountain the -1 tourist attraction which draws 3 million visitors a year. This a sophisticated Spirit Mountain Casino Lodging option.
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