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Early Days Of Old Oregon

Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)

1. Preface
2. Chapter 1 The First White Man's Ship
3. Chapter 2 Captain Cook's Adventures
4. Chapter 3 Captain Meares At Nootka Sound. Launching Of The Northwest America
5. Chapter 4 The Battle In The Straits Of San Juan de Fuca
6. Chapter 5 When Captain Gray Crossed The Terrible Bar
7. Chapter 6 The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark
8. Chapter 7 How They Built Astoria
9. Chapter 8 That "Indian" Thief
10. Chapter 9 An Exciting Horse Race
11. Chapter 10 Adventures In The Yakima Valley
12. Chapter 11 Danger At Fort Walla Walla
13. Chapter 12 Fort Vancouver And Dr. John McLoughlin
14. Chapter 13 The First Apple In The Oregon Country
15. Chapter 14 The Adventures Of The Whitmans
16. Chapter 15 The Oregon Trail
17. Chapter 16 Who Owned The "Oregon Country"?
18. Chapter 17 Through The Nachess Pass
19. Chapter 18 The Beginnings Of Cities
20. Chapter 19 Early Adventures In Seattle
21. Chapter 20 The Life Of The Children
22. Chapter 21 The Great Council At Walla Walla
23. Chapter 22 The Battle Of Seattle
24. Chapter 23 How The Indians Lived
25. Appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Original Sources

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Twenty-three stories of the history of early Oregon plus an appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Original Sources. OLD OREGON was a mighty sweep of country, and a most romantic one. From the northern border of Mexican California to near Sitka in Russian America it stretched, nearly eight hundred miles. Eastward it stretched over a country of mighty mountain … until the limits of the Oregon country, at the crest of the main range of the Rockies…. The romance ever lingers…. I have given four years of devoted study to Oregon history, three of them among the special collections of the Northwest, and over a year in London. In England I had full access to the documents of the Public Record Office, including unpublished accounts of the various explorations, and also, what was a far rarer privilege, access to the journals, diaries, and letters of the Hudson's Bay Company. Simple as this book is, every statement is based on original authority. Comment on the British and American claims to the country is founded entirely upon sources. These sources include journals written by fur-traders In the mountains and on the march, private letters between themselves, official reports of chief factors to their Company in London, diplomatic correspondence of American and English diplomats, and published works, in original editions, of exploration and discovery. It has been my aim to make this volume a clear, straightforward account of the romantic discovery and settlement of Old Oregon…