Railroad Station: 13th and Oak Sts., for Southern Pacific Lines.
Bus Station: 228 High St., for Greyhound and Oregon Motor Stages;
441 State St., for Independent Stages and Dollar Line.
Airport: Municipal, 2.5 m. SE. on Turner Rd. via S. 14th St.; no scheduled
City Busses: Fare 7c.
Accommodations: Five hotels; seven tourist camps.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, 147 N. Liberty St.; Oregon State
Highway Commission, State Office Bldg., 1146 Court St.; Oregon State Motor
Association, 515 Court St.
Radio Station: KSLM (1370 kc).
Motion Picture Houses: Five.
Swimming: Olinger Field, Capital and Parrish Sts.; Leslie Field, Cottage and
Golf: Salem Golf Club, 2 m. S. on US 99E, 18 holes, fees 50c for 9 holes; Illahee
Golf Club, 5 m. S. on US 99E, 18 holes, fees 35c for 9 holes.
Tennis: Olinger Field, Capital and Parrish Sts.; Leslie Field, Cottage and
Howard Sts.; both free.
Annual Events: Cherry Blossom Festival, in spring, when fruit trees are in
bloom; Oregon State Fair, September.
SALEM (171 alt., 26,266 pop.), capital of Oregon and seat of Marion
County, is the second largest city in the state.
The Willamette River, rolling through forest and meadow, passes
along the margin of the town. Westward, across a checkerboard pattern
of farms and forest, rises the crest of the Eola Mountains. Farms,
orchards, and vineyards cover the slopes of the Waldo Hills to the east,
and beyond them the snow-capped Cascade Mountains form the horizon.
Salem's streets are unusually broad. Residences of modern design are
half hidden behind trees that line the parkways and dot the lawns.
There are no unsightly districts or slums. A landscaped area traversing
the city serves as a civic center and embraces Willson Park, which is
flanked on the west by the federal and county buildings and on the east
by state offices. The shopping district, with its dignified structures, new
and old, has an air of stability.
The city, county, and state business conducted in Salem tends to
overshadow its industrial activities. The city is also the marketing and
distributing center of a rich agricultural area on both sides of the Wil-
lamette. Approximately one-third of the fruits and vegetables of the
Pacific Northwest are processed in Salem's canneries.
The daily bustle of a small city is intensified when the legislative ses-