Seeking "Old Timers" lore on Early Oregon Territory pioneers, e.g., The
Bonaparte's presence in Early Oregon Territory, the Blue Bucket Mine,
the Lost Wagon, The Mounted Rifles (a.k.a. Texas Rangers), The first
Mormon's in Early Oregon Territory, and the Whitman Mission Massacre,
Fellow genealogists and researchers this is a "call" for literally
"anything" that you may have read, heard through the process of "oral
tradition" or that you may have researched in the states of Idaho,
Oregon, (Montana?) and Washington.
I'm particularly interested in 19th Century: American Indian, Anglo,
British, German, and French documents, recollections or "oral
interviews." Or, knowledge of any published information or archives
which may hold key data on Early Oregon Territory explorers, historical
figures, institutions, lawmakers, military, missionaries, settlers,
For example, "obscure information" on the early 19th Century Walla Walla
Valley "French" settlers or the "Hawaiian Missionaries" that sailed
the Columbia River (FYI: they brought the very first printing press to
Early Oregon Territory).
Interestingly, both the Early 19th Century French and the Hawaiian
Missionaries were "neighbors" to the Whitman Mission but the former
definitely preceded Marcus Whitman's presence in Early Oregon
Territory. But then again, the latter may have, also.
What's my motivation you ask? Continued "objective research" on my
Early Oregon Territory pioneers "oral tradition." (See some of my posts
). At this point in my research, I'd like to
expand my "scope" to include "oral tradition" from other Early Oregon
Territory pioneer descendants.
As well as "call" for obscure and archived information sources that I am
unaware of, i.e., that may contain "obscure" or "unpublicized" data
the "who, what, when, where and why's" of our Early Oregon Territory
I'd also be "very interested" in discussing the possibility of
collaborating with others to create a long-term Web site (or book? or?)
as a repository for this data.
Clearly, this is a long-term project but if you are the least bit
interested (or know of someone that may be), e-mail me.
Post Office Box 1733
Richland, WA 99352-0060
Fax: (208) 248-6395
United States of America
P.S., If you are not a descendant of Early Oregon Territory pioneers and
you think that I may be interested in what you have to offer or have
heard of but are not sure. I'd definitely love to hear from you; so
pass-it-on or let's collaborate!
And, if you know of another list or Web site that this post should be
submitted to, please let me know. Thanks in advance -- and many
T-H-A-N-K-S to those that have privately responded to my original post
on Washington lists -- I'll keep-in-touch. :)