february, 2018

thu22feb12:00 pm1:00 pmOSCF Speaker Series Presents: Barbara S. Mahoney "The Salem Clique"Learn more about the beginnings of politics in Salem12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Oregon State Capitol


Event Details

During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the “Salem Clique” for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory.

Author Barbara S. Mahoney will present in Hearing Room C at noon. After the presentation she will sign copies of her book, which are also for sale in the Capitol Store.

For more information, call 503-986-1388


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301