Title: Historical Rhymograms: Verses of Pioneer Days in the Northwest from 1725 to 1851 [Rym-O-Grams]
Author: Minnie Roof Dee
Description: Staple-bound in card covers. Some spots of light soiling on front cover and title page. Pages clean. 40 pp. 6.75 x 5 inches.
A collection of historical poems about the early Pacific Northwest. Subjects include the pioneers and early settlers of the Northwest (McLoughlin, Whitman, Lee, etc.), Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea, the establishment of Portland, early Oregon Territorial government, and ship wrecks on the Oregon Coast (The Shark at Cannon Beach and the beeswax ship and the galleon San Jose which wrecked near Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain and Nehalem.
Poems in alphabetical order: American Fur Companies; Beeswax Ship; Birth of Portland; Cannon Beach; Capt. Gray Discovers the Columbia; Dr. John McLoughlin; Dr. Marcus Whitman; Oregon Counties; Overland Explorers; Provisional Government; Rev. Jason Lee; Treasure Ship; While Columbia Flowed Unknown; Whitman's Massacre, and Whitman's Ride.
Minnie Roof Dee (1867-1940) was a writer and the biographer of the Northwest pioneer of 1853, newspaperman, and publisher George H. Himes. The preface to this volume of poetry states that she had Himes review these pieces for historical accuracy and that she also presented these to the well known Oregon historian, Prof. John B. Horner, for review. Dee was also a charter member of the League of Western Writers Association.
Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good–
Publisher: [self published] / Gotshall Printing Co.
Place: Portland, Oregon
Keywords: Oregon poetry, poetry, Oregon, history, historical, Cannon Beach, shipwrecks, pioneers,
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