He claimed the land between 38—48 degrees north latitude as a Symbolic Sovereign Act for England.
InBritish captain James Cook also explored the coast. The evidence of this French Canadian presence can be found in the numerous names of French origin in that part of the state, including Malheur Lake and the Malheur Riverthe Grande Ronde and Deschutes rivers, and the city of La Grande.
They built their winter fort in —06 at Fort Clatsopnear the mouth of the Columbia River, staying at the encampment from December until March. Upon returning to Montrealhe publicized the abundance of fur-bearing animals in the area.
Inthe expert trapper and entrepreneur Ewing Young died leaving considerable wealth and no apparent heir, and no system to probate his estate. A meeting followed Young's funeral, at which a probate government was proposed. These meetings were precursors to an all-citizen meeting inwhich instituted a provisional government headed by an executive committee made up of David HillAlanson Beersand Joseph Gale.
StewartOsborne Russelland William J. Baileyand this committee was itself succeeded by George Abernethywho was the first and only Governor of Oregon under the provisional government. Also inSir George Simpsongovernor of the Hudson's Bay Company, reversed the Hudson's Bay Company's long-standing policy of discouraging settlement because it interfered with the lucrative fur trade.
For some time, it seemed that Britain and the United States would go to war for a third time in 75 years see Oregon boundary disputebut the border was defined peacefully in by the Oregon Treaty. Slave owners who brought their slaves with them were given three years before they were forced to free them.
Any African Americans in the region after the law was passed were forced to leave, and those who did not comply were arrested and beaten.
They received no less than twenty and no more than thirty-nine stripes across their bare back. If they still did not leave, this process could be repeated every six months. The territory's request for statehood was delayed several times, as members of Congress argued among themselves whether the territory should be admitted as a "free" or "slave" state.
Eventually politicians from the south agreed to allow Oregon to enter as a "free" state, in exchange for opening slavery to the southwest United States. Founded as a refuge from disputes over slavery, Oregon had a "whites only" clause in its original state Constitution.
Volunteer cavalry recruited in California were sent north to Oregon to keep peace and protect the populace. The First Oregon Cavalry served until June Post-Reconstruction[ edit ] Downtown Portland in Beginning in the s, the growth of railroads expanded the state's lumberwheat, and other agricultural markets, and the rapid growth of its cities.
The bombing site is now located in the Mitchell Recreation Area. Industrial expansion began in earnest following the —37 construction of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.The latest news on Donald Trump, Congress, campaigns, elections, policy and everything politics from HuffPost.
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