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1940s: 1930s 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950s


[edit] Lane County

[edit] Coburg

  • IOOF Hall fund raisers provide enough money to complete hall rebuild.

[edit] Springfield

  • Permit records for the period illustrate the explosive growth. There were 43 permits (24 residential and 19 non-residential) issued in August 1941, when the building construction valuation hit the highest point of any month in Springfield’s history (to that date). Of those, 24 were for new houses with an average cost of just over $1000 (Springfield News 1941).

[edit] Businesses

  • The Springfield Creamery, a commercial creamery started in the 1910s, built a new cheese factory in 1941.
  • In 1940, there were only three physicians in town. This number improved slightly in 1941 when a physician/surgeon and a dentist opened offices.

[edit] Government and Utilities

  • The need for a new sewage plant was identified in 1941, but not realized until 1955 even though all new developments during this period were required to install sewer lines.
  • In 1941 the city divided into six wards and the city council increased to six members.

[edit] December

  • Mr. Vernon is dedicated December 1941 to replace the older, smaller school.
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