HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Learning more about Mr. & Mrs. Johnson

Written October 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There’s always more to a story, and yesterday’s piece about the Jackson County mountain named for Albany blacksmith Ben Johnson was no exception. As soon as it appeared, readers responded with additional details.


Worth a visit any time, even in winter

Written February 21st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

There’s no bad day to visit Thompson’s Mills, the state park east of Shedd. And if you’re new to the mid-valley, you owe yourself a trip there. As the only remaining water-powered mill in the state, the place shows off the ingenuity of the Oregon pioneers of 160 years ago.


A walkway ‘star:’ Dorothy Anne Hobson

Written December 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Strolling around the Capitol grounds in Salem the other day, I came across the late Dorothy Anne Hobson in the form of this plaque on the ground. She had a lot more to say back in the day, when she was a young girl, all of it straight to the point.


At Albany Station, glimpse a little history

Written November 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Waiting for a train at Albany Station, I looked down. That led to an online introduction to what must have been a remarkable man and his life.


Cross that bridge and remember a pioneer

Written October 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

To read this plaque, you have to cross this bridge on foot, which I did on Sunday. Having read it, though, you’ll want to call the Jefferson bridge over the Santiam by its proper name henceforth.


Downtown discovery: Gems of the past

Written October 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Pretty much by chance the other day, I found myself in the basement room that holds the Oregon Collection at Albany’s Carnegie Library downtown. It’s the place to be if you’re interested in what happened in our town and state long before you and I got here.


 
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