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

By Joseph H. Labadie

This ebook is a true tale approximately a regular family members from Albia, Iowa, who in 1862 crossed the Oregon path and settled within the reduce Powder River Valley in what this day is Baker urban, Oregon. inside years, kinfolk 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 overdue 1860s, the straightforward gold were panned and sluiced out so the miners moved directly to chase greater goals in more recent areas. So too did many of the family; they offered their company 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 way of descendants; it truly is an Oregon kingdom Centennial Ranch. This ebook makes use of previous images, letters, records, company journals, own diaries, and modern study to recount a hundred and fifty years of Barton–Shumway kinfolk historical past in japanese Oregon. it's a tale advised during the lives of a few of the genuine those that survived it.

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