What to See and how to See it: Hand Book and Guide, Containing Valuable Information about Portland and Vicinity : Together with an Account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition ...

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Multnomah Print. Company, under auspices of Portland Chamber of Commerce, 1905 - Oregon - 128 pages
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Page 9 - December last, directing an inquiry into the situation of the settlements on the Pacific Ocean, and the expediency of occupying the Columbia River; accompanied with a bill to authorize the occupation of the Columbia River, etc.
Page 10 - ... to All Persons of Good Character, who wish to Emigrate to the Oregon Territory— embracing some account of the character and advantages of the country; the right and the means and the operations by which it is to be settled; and all necessary directions for becoming an emigrant/' Published by order of "The American Society for Encouraging the Settlement of the Oregon Territory.
Page 50 - Canada will be pleased to meet or correspond with those who contemplate making changes in their banking connections or opening new account».
Page 14 - W. 1 3 miles down a ravine which had a little water in it to its junction with another small run and the two are called Muddy. Here we celebrated the 4th. I gave the men too much alcohol for peace, took a pretty hearty spree myself.
Page 16 - ... in the winter of 1845. The former desired to call the place Boston, and the latter preferred the name of the chief city of his native State, Portland. As they were unable to agree, Pettygrove proposed that the question be decided by tossing a copper coin — "head or tail," and produced one struck in 1835. Lovejoy agreed, the coin was tossed three times, and Pettygrove's choice, "head," came up twice, and Portland was adopted as the name of the city.
Page 11 - ... assisted him in arousing the Christian public to activity in missionary effort. The effect of this was to secure an adequate equipment, and in March, 1836, Dr. and Mrs. Whitman, Rev. and Mrs. HH Spalding, and Mr. WH Gray started on the trip overland to Oregon. They arrived at Vancouver September 12. Mrs. Whitman and Mrs. Spalding were the first white women to cross the continent, and for the first time a wagon was brought to waters flowing into the Columbia. Dr. Whitman at once selected his mission...
Page 14 - Independance" and such another drunken crazy hooting quarreling fighting frolic I seldom witnessed. Yes, even in this western world ardent spirits is the bane of poor infatuated men. Here met Mr. Bonivill's1 company on their way to St. Louis. Sat. July 5, 1834. — Passed along the base of some very high Mountains, say 300 ft. high of a red hue. Crossed over to Bear River and came down it a few miles...
Page 35 - It is true that the Columbia is the second largest river in the United States, and the largest in potential hydroelectric power.
Page 8 - That the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of extending the external commerce of the United States...
Page 7 - Minnesota of today, and no explanation of how he came to use the word. He simply refers to "The Oregon, or the River of the West," and stops. An editorial writer in the New York Herald in the spring of 1846 says the word "Oregon" was derived from an Indian word which was applied to the Rocky Mountains, signifying the "backbone of the continent.

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