Title: The Log School-House on the Columbia: A Tale of the Pioneers of the Great Northwest
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Description: Dark blue cloth boards decoratively stamped in silver. Missing ffep, else near fine. Price in red pencil on corner of flyleaf, no other markings. 250 pages. 7.7 x 5.5 inches.
A novel of life early settlement in the Pacific Northwest, incorporating encounters with Indians, mountain men, pioneers, and missionaries, several of which are based on real historical figures, such as Joseph Meek, Henry Spalding, and Jason Lee.
Hezekiah Butterworth (1839-1905) was an American author and poet from Rhode Island. He traveled to the Pacific Northwest to gather material on the pioneers for this book. His visit included meetings with Seattle founders Henry Yesler and Arthur Denny, the former Washington Territory governor and Olympia mayor Elwood Evans, the daughter of Chief Seattle Princess Angeline, and other old timers.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Place: New York
Keywords: fiction, Oregon, Washington, Washington state, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, pioneers, frontier life, Oregon Territory,
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