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

By Joseph H. Labadie

This e-book is a true tale approximately a typical kin from Albia, Iowa, who in 1862 crossed the Oregon path and settled within the decrease Powder River Valley in what this present day is Baker urban, Oregon. inside of years, family have been a part of a thriving dry-goods and mercantile company within the gold-mining city of Mormon Basin, promoting rubber boots, shovels, and liquor to either American and chinese language miners. by way of the past due 1860s, the straightforward gold were panned and sluiced out so the miners moved directly to chase greater goals in more moderen areas. So too did the various kin; they bought their enterprise pursuits and with a saddlebag jam-packed with gold rode north to Umatilla County, Oregon, the place in 1871 they began a ranch and farm animals company. parts of James Shumway’s Couse Creek Ranch close to Milton-Freewater are nonetheless owned by means of descendants; it really is an Oregon country Centennial Ranch. This booklet makes use of previous pictures, letters, files, company journals, own diaries, and modern examine to recount one hundred fifty years of Barton–Shumway relations historical past in japanese Oregon. it's a tale instructed throughout the lives of a few of the true those who survived it.

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