Title: Men of Champoeg: A Record of the Lives of the Pioneers Who Founded the Oregon Government
Author: Caroline C. Dobbs
Description: Blue cloth boards with black lettering. Some soiling to covers. Previous ownership rubber stamped on front and rear paste-downs. Pages clean. Dust jacket spine is worn (center chipped, taped, handwritten title); price clipped; faint date stamp on front panel. DJ in archival sleeve. 15 illustrations on plates. Bibliography. Index. 218,  pp. 8 x 5.5 inches.
Biographies of the 52 men who voted at Champoeg in 1843 to form a Provincial Government of Oregon. The biographies are in eight categories: The Earliest Settlers; Nathaniel Wyeth's Parties; The Methodist Ministers; Other Missionaries; The Peoria Party; The Mountain Men; The Immigration of 1842 (Elijah White Party); and Freelance Settlers.
Appendices include the list of subscribers to the Oregon American and Evangelical Unionist (approximately the fourth publication in Oregon history). Many of the names on this list are categorized by the name of the local mail-service or designated pickup location (e.g. at W. J. Martin's Office, Yam Hill County).
Back panel of dust jacket has a list of 19 books available from Metropolitan Press (giving brief description and price).
The author, Caroline Conselyea Dobbs (1873-1945), was the historian for the Multnomah Branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was the wife of John F. Dobbs, President of Pacific University, Forest Grove.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Fair
Publisher: Metropolitan Press
Place: Portland, Oregon
Keywords: Oregon, history, pioneers, settlers, Oregon Territory, Provisional Government, Oregon Country, missionaries, mountain men, Oregon Trail,
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