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Salem Miscellaneous information
There is an average annual snowfall of 6.45 inches.
Salem is the third largest city in Oregon and is the county seat of Marion County.
Salem has 6.4" of snow per year on an average.
Salem is 45 square miles
A small portion of Salem (contained within its corporate limits of 40,1982 square miles) lies across the river in Polk County.
State Capitol Statistics: Dedicated: 1 Oct 1938; Occupied: 2 July 1938; Capitol Wings Addition: Occupied 5 Jan, 1977; Length: 633 feet; Width: 240 feet; Usable square footage: 275,000; Cubic Footage: 3.2 million; Height, Original Building: 57 ft. 2 in; Height, Wings Addition: 68 ft. 8 in.; Cost, Original Building: $2.5 million; Cost, Wings Addition: $12.5 million
The Capitol building was damaged by an earthquake on March 25, 1993. It has been in the process of reconstruction and renovation for years since that time. Most original murals will be reinstalled when the project is complete, preserving them for generations to come.
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