Asahel Bush House
Ross Sutherland, director of the Asahel Bush House, talked about the Victorian Style home’s history, and the impact the Bush family… read more
Ross Sutherland, director of the Asahel Bush House, talked about the Victorian Style home’s history, and the impact the Bush family has had on Salem. Built by Asahel Bush II in 1877-78, the house was occupied by members of his family for the next seventy-five years. Bush started the Oregon Statesman newspaper and the Ladd and Bush Bank in the late 19th century. Both businesses are still in operation today. Bush utilized the newspaper to highlight political issues of the day such as slavery and prohibition.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Salem, Oregon, from February 3-6 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Ross Sutherland Director Bush House Museum
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