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About Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980 | View Entire Issue (July 23, 1920)
SALEM OREGON," FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1920 ....
PRICE TWO CENTS
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Has Underlying Resources
on Which to Establish a Man
ufacturing and Agricultural Center of at least 50,000
e next twenty years
The Rich Agricultural and Horticultural lands adjacent to Salem can
support a population of more than 250,000. Fruit possibilitiies are
amazing. Fruit production reached $10,000,000 in 1919 and may
reach $50-000,000 by 1929. Over 12,000,000,000 feet of commer
cial timber in teiritoiyi power.
Salem is the center of the Nationally Advertised Loganberry Industry, the site of Oregon's greatest canneries,
dehydrating and processing plants, of creameries of hop production. Her
factories include' great ' lumber plahtsf flour mills, woolen mills, paper mills and numerous other industries,
utilizing local products and furnishing a market for the output of farm , orchard and garden.
Turns out more manufactured products according to popu
lation than any city in the Northwest, and its industries are
expanding constantly, as the following chart will prove:
jALUE FOR 1901 $2,208,000
E FOR I9l4-$2,845,8S4
Relative measures of yearly factory product values for 1909, 1914 and 1919.
The point of special interest is the fast forward drive of the past five years.
The gain in product value for the 10 year period from 1909 to 1919, was 217.3
percent. Of this 7 1.1 per cent was made in the first five years and 146.2 in
the second, twice as fast in the second as in the first period.
FOR 1919 $7,006,775 AT 1914 PRICES
Salem Matched With Big Cities in Average Factory Product Value Per 1000 of Population
SPOKANE, AVERAGE $159,355
No Favors Shown To Salem
The boxes are drawn to scale. Salem's populotion is that given by the Census for
1920. For other cities 1910 census used, with 1914 factory enumerations. Salem's
total production for 1919 is cut in half to make comparisons upon pre-war basis of val
TIAND, AVERAGE $268,970
SEATTLE, AVERAGE $271,465
SALEM, AVERAGE $389,278 AT 1914 PRICES
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ove comparison tells the Story of Salem's enviable position in the industrial
words and numbers can do.
world better than mere