Martha A. Solomon
Martha A. Solomon is the co-author of All American Toy Co. – All American Toys for All American Boys, a 210-page coffee table book detailing the history of the Oregon company, recipient of the 2020 Independent Publishers Silver Medal Award in the category of Popular Culture. She authored "An Oral History of the All American Toy Company" for the Fall 2019 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. With her husband and partner, Frank Barnett, she co-curated the OHS Museum exhibit, All American Toy Co. – an Oregon Original, that ran September 2019 through January 2020.
All American Toy Company
More than fifteen hundred lumber mills operated in Oregon in 1947, and logging trucks rumbled past Steinke’s Truck Repair in Salem all day long on their way to the Spaulding Lumber Company on the Willamette River less than a half-mile away. Steinke’s was the birthplace of the All American Toy …