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


[edit] Lane County

  • The value of dairy products was also on the rise, had doubled since 1949 and had reached $3.5 million (Springfield News 1951).

[edit] Springfield

[edit] Education

  • New elementary schools were built: Maple, Goshen, Camp Creek.
  • In 1949, the high school received two major additions – a boiler room/gymnasium and an agriculture shop and home economics building. A new building also was constructed at the Camp Creek school. A number of smaller school districts consolidated with the Springfield district in 1949, including Natron, Cedar Flats, Walerville, Leaburg, Camp Creek (upper and lower), and Goshen and fall enrollment that year neared 4000 (Springfield News 1949; Springfield Public Schools 1980).

[edit] Businesses

  • In 1949, Guerrier built a $650,000 mill to replace their earlier plant lost in a fire (Springfield News 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949).

[edit] Utilities

  • In 1949, the phone numbers in Springfield and surrounding areas were changed to implement the uniform five-digit number system and dial service was established for the first time (Springfield News 1946, 1949).
  • New electric substations were constructed to meet the increasing need for power, including substations in the Paramount area and at K Street and the railroad tracks.
  • In December 1949, city offices were moved to their new facility at 4th and A Streets (Springfield News 1941, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1949). New fire trucks were purchased in 1945 and 1949 and fire hydrants installed throughout new neighborhoods.
  • Springfield sought a new post office in 1947, but was not approved for a new facility until 1949, when a new concrete building was constructed on Main at 6th for the new office.
  • The McKenzie-Willamette Association formed in 1949 to secure funding for a new 75-bed hospital.

[edit] Organizations

[edit] Glenwood

The Willamalane Park district also developed a park in Glenwood (now known as James Park) in 1949 (Springfield News 1949).

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