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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ratcliff, 970 Ratcliff Drive SE, (D)

As early as 1905, two Ratcliff names are found on the tax roles of Marion County, each with considerable property. On Rt. 4, in 1926 are found Charles and Effie Ratcliff. By 1941 he is listed as a prune grower and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Salem Co-operative Prune Growers. In 1948, his home has the present address. The property is thought to have included land up to Morningside Drive. The city lot is now surrounded by newer houses, but one ancient prune tree survives in the rear of the house.

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