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. Boards show a few small areas of soiling. Front inner hinge is lined with mending tissue. Previous owner's name rubber stamped on rear paste-down. Pages clean. Dust jacket chipped at ends of spine and at corners; one chip in middle of spine which is visible on front panel; old tape repairs to back side; price clipped. DJ in archival sleeve. Bibliography. Index. 218,  pp. 8 x 5.5 inches. Errata slip laid in.
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 a list of subscribers to the Oregon American and Evangelical Unionist, which was approximately the fourth publication in Oregon history. Interestingly, many of the names are categorized under the name of the local mail service or designated pickup location (e.g. 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: Very Good
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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