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


[edit] Springfield

  • Civic improvements during this period included numerous tree planting campaigns and the creation of the Willamalane Park District (1944) and subsequent recreational facilities. Willamalane Park District organized. (Named after the Willamette River and Lane County.)

[edit] Businesses

[edit] Government and Utilities

  • Demand for water was also great and several new water mains were installed as the community expanded. A new 50,000-gallon reservoir was constructed on Emerald Heights in 1944.
  • In 1944, discussions about a new city hall began.
  • In 1944, mail delivery was extended to areas surrounding town.

[edit] Education

  • In 1944, the Springfield school district began searching for a site for a new grade school and purchased a site for a future junior high school (Springfield News 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944).

[edit] Organizations

  • A new Seventh Day Adventist Church was constructed in 1944.

[edit] January

  • In January 1944 the National Housing Administration approved the construction of twenty new houses. These houses, however, were restricted to “essential industry” workers, where only those employed in the lumber, plywood, flax or other classified essential industry were eligible to build or rent (Springfield News 1944).

[edit] June

  • In June 1944, another priority was requested and Springfield was granted an allotment of 75 houses in October (Springfield News 1944).
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