Feb. 22nd: Learn about “The Salem Clique” at the OSCF Speaker Series

Thursday, February 22nd at 12pm
The Salem Clique

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.

Mahoney will be available after the presentation to sign books, which are available for purchase at Oregon Capitol Store.

This event is free and open to the public. 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.

Mahoney will be available after the presentation to sign books, which are available for purchase at Oregon Capitol Store.

This event is free and open to the public.

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