Title: McCarver and Tacoma
Author: Thomas W. Prosch
Description: Inscribed in 1906 by Thomas W. Prosch and Virginia McCarver Prosch (daughter of General McCarver) to George H. Himes, the Oregon Trail pioneer, historian, early publisher, and first curator of the Oregon Historical Society. Also signed by a second daughter of General McCarver, Mary Ann Hurley, on the dedication page. Acquired and inscribed in 1924 by A. N. Bush of Salem [Asahel N. Bush III, president of the Ladd & Bush Bank].
Brick-red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Ex-Non-circulating library. Bottom fore-corner of front board exposed. Remnants of A. N. Bush's bookplate on front pastedown. Pinhole library stamp on title page. Interior generally clean. More than twenty illustration (mostly photographs and a plat map). viii, 198 pages. 9 x 5.75 inches.
A detailed biography of the prominent Oregon Trail pioneer and founder of Tacoma, General Morton M. McCarver, with a shorter biography of his wife Julia Ann (McCoy) McCarver, and a history of the establishment of Tacoma, Washington. Includes a wealth of information on life and politics in the Oregon and Washington Territories.
Morton Matthew McCarver (1807-1875) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, was one of the founders of Burlington, Iowa, served in multiple Indian Wars (including the Black Hawk, Cayuse, and Rogue River Wars), lived in Oregon City, founded Linnton (near Portland) in 1843, served as the first Speaker of the Provisional Legislature of Oregon 1844-1845, participated in the California Gold Rushes of 1848-1849 and the Idaho Gold Rush of 1862, co-owned a passenger ship in service between San Francisco and Milwaukie, Oregon, and platted Tacoma City in 1869.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Lowman & Hanford Stationery and Printing Company
Keywords: biography, history, Morton Matthew McCarver, Pierce County, Washington, Washington state, pioneers, Oregon, Oregon Trail, George H. Himes, Washington Territory, Oregon Territory, Portland,
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