Mohawk Valley Fire Station in Marcola
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|Area code(s)||541 and 458|
The post office at this location was established in 1876 and originally called "Isabel" for early settler Isabel Applegate. About 1900, a railroad was built through the Mohawk Valley and a station named Marcola was established near the post office. Marcola was a name made up to honor Mary Cole, the wife of the town's founder, Columbus Cole. In 1901, the post office name was changed to agree with the name of the station.
In 1900 there was a community of Japanese people in Marcola who had come to help construct the Southern Pacific railroad line that was built into the Mohawk Valley to help the local lumber mills ship their timber.
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- Media related to Marcola, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons
- Marcola School District
- Images of the historic covered bridges in the Marcola area from Salem Public Library
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