Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857. (A brief interregnum occurred in 1855, when Corvallis served as the territorial capital.) It is the second or third largest city in Oregon, often fluctuating with Eugene.

Salem in The House of Daniel[]

The House of Daniel played in Salem on July 25, 1934. However, House outfielder Jack Spivey remembered little about the game in the years that followed.[1]

Salem in State of Jefferson[]

Salem remained the capital of Oregon after the state was truncated in 1919 to create Jefferson.[2]

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  1. The House of Daniel, loc. 5479, ebook.
  2. This is referred to fleetingly in most of the stories. Then, in "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," there is a notable inconsistency.