Download PDF by Joseph H. Labadie: 150 Years of Eastern Oregon History: The Barton-Shumway

By Joseph H. Labadie

ISBN-10: 145754895X

ISBN-13: 9781457548956

This e-book is a true tale approximately a standard family members from Albia, Iowa, who in 1862 crossed the Oregon path and settled within the decrease Powder River Valley in what at the present time is Baker urban, Oregon. inside years, relatives have been a part of a thriving dry-goods and mercantile enterprise within the gold-mining city of Mormon Basin, promoting rubber boots, shovels, and liquor to either American and chinese language miners. via the past due 1860s, the straightforward gold have been panned and sluiced out so the miners moved directly to chase higher goals in more recent areas. So too did a few of the kinfolk; they offered their company pursuits and with a saddlebag filled with gold rode north to Umatilla County, Oregon, the place in 1871 they all started a ranch and livestock enterprise. parts of James Shumway’s Couse Creek Ranch close to Milton-Freewater are nonetheless owned by means of descendants; it truly is an Oregon kingdom Centennial Ranch. This publication makes use of previous photos, letters, records, enterprise journals, own diaries, and modern examine to recount a hundred and fifty years of Barton–Shumway kin historical past in jap Oregon. it's a tale informed during the lives of a few of the genuine those that survived it.

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