Title: Oregon Pioneer Wa-Wa: A Compilation of Addresses of Charles B. Moores Relating to Oregon Pioneer History
Author: Charles B. Moores
Description: Inscribed by author on the page facing the preface. Nicely bound in brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Light scuffing to rear cover. No date or publisher noted (likely 1923, original wraps presumed discarded when it was rebound). First leaf has some chipped edges. Some foxing on a couple pages, else clean. Six illustrated plates and frontispiece portrait of author. , 2-141 pp. 9.2 x 6 inches.
Inscribed to Milton A. Miller (1861-1938), an Oregon politician who born a few miles south of Lebanon, the son an Oregon pioneer of 1847. Miller served five non-consecutive terms as the Mayor of Lebanon between 1890 and 1902. Active in Oregon state politics, he was also a friend of William Jennings Bryan and both Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Moores' addresses cover various aspects of the Oregon pioneers and early settlers, including Methodist mission to Oregon, the founding of Willamette University, the International Order of Odd Fellows Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, presenting an extensive amount of particular detail.
Charles Bruce Moores (1849-1930) was well positioned to speak on Oregon history: his grandfather had been a member of the Oregon Territorial Legislature; graduated from Williamette University in 1870 and served 53 years as a regent for the school; from 1882 to 1887 was the private secretary to Governor Moody; served as register of the United States Land Office in Oregon City from 1897 to 1903; was elected president of the Oregon Pioneer Association in 1915; and was the director of the Oregon Historical Society from 1910 to 1918 and its vice-president from 1918 to 1927.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Keywords: Oregon, history, pioneers, Odd Fellows, IOOF, Pioneer Association, Methodist church, Williamette University, Chemeketa Lodge, Milton A. Miller,
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