About TTTP National
Don lives in Washington County Oregon
The Father of Oregon
Born in Canada, but lived and worked in Oregon Territory, Doctor John
retired to Oregon City where he was the first Mayor.
Built in 1854, his house has been
named a national treasure, and one can still tour it today. In time the Legislature
named him the Father of Oregon.
He had eight children living in Oregon City. Does
anyone know where their descendents are?
John Astor was born in Germany, but made his fortune trading and selling furs in the old North West first, then in Oregon Territory. He built Fort Vancouver and founded the town of Vancouver.
All Governors of Oregon Territory and State
Establishment of religions in Oregon Territory. This is useful because many churches kept records of members of their congregations and founders.
Baptist Church History
Presbyterian Church Mission.
Catholic Church Walla Walla.
beginning in Clackamas County, with links to other counties and towns.
There are many denominations and we will try to post histories of each.
Story of the Oregon Trails. We have no
empireacle count of emigrant trails in Oregon, but counting cutoff, short trails and long
trails, there were over twenty different trails.
Index To Oregon Trails
During the American Civil War, there were no battles in Oregon, and the war was mostly ignored by Oregonians. The Federal Government built a lot of forts in Oregon, and one by one we will track down the history of each.
Index to Civil War Records
MANY WAGON TRAINS WEST
Sandy Wilber has done a great job by recording records of wagon trains
free for researchers. There is no need to re-transcribe all of those records.
Thank you Sandy
Many Trails West
All about aspects of history of Oregon Territory
Table of Oregon Counties
PIONEER FOODS AND RECIPES
What did the pioneers and Indians eat.
Among the records brought on wagon trains were recipes to prepare food that they ate
before they left home as pioneers to the west.
As Pioneers traveled west they added new foods to their diet, new varieties
of wild fruits, nuts and vegitables, edible roots like Camas that they found
along the trail, or were introduced to by Indians with whom they traded.
They could not always have their normal diet, so, like the natives, they made do with
what they had.
These recipes are converted for modern cooking stoves and baking ovens.
Preparation for the
Pioneers started out by loading up on food and other personal property like
cooking stoves. A typical family would take up to a thousand pounds of food. But a short
distance to the west they discovered that their wagons were overloaded, so they began
abandoning items of great weight like stoves beside the trail for anyone to pick up. The
alternative was to work the animals so hard that they failed and died from over exertion.
Ancestrial records since 1900