Early Days Of Old Oregon


Read by David Wales

(4.4 stars; 19 reviews)

Twenty-three stories of the history of early Oregon plus an appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Original Sources. OLD OREGON was a mighty sweep of country, and a most romantic one. From the northern border of Mexican California to near Sitka in Russian America it stretched, nearly eight hundred miles. Eastward it stretched over a country of mighty mountain … until the limits of the Oregon country, at the crest of the main range of the Rockies…. The romance ever lingers…. I have given four years of devoted study to Oregon history, three of them among the special collections of the Northwest, and over a year in London. In England I had full access to the documents of the Public Record Office, including unpublished accounts of the various explorations, and also, what was a far rarer privilege, access to the journals, diaries, and letters of the Hudson's Bay Company. Simple as this book is, every statement is based on original authority. Comment on the British and American claims to the country is founded entirely upon sources. These sources include journals written by fur-traders In the mountains and on the march, private letters between themselves, official reports of chief factors to their Company in London, diplomatic correspondence of American and English diplomats, and published works, in original editions, of exploration and discovery. It has been my aim to make this volume a clear, straightforward account of the romantic discovery and settlement of Old Oregon… ( Author's Preface and david wales) (6 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:40 Read by David Wales
Chapter 1 The First White Man's Ship 5:32 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 Captain Cook's Adventures 11:56 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 Captain Meares At Nootka Sound. Launching Of The Northwest America 13:35 Read by David Wales
Chapter 4 The Battle In The Straits Of San Juan de Fuca 4:53 Read by David Wales
Chapter 5 When Captain Gray Crossed The Terrible Bar 9:56 Read by David Wales
Chapter 6 The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark 23:50 Read by David Wales
Chapter 7 How They Built Astoria 17:25 Read by David Wales
Chapter 8 That "Indian" Thief 12:17 Read by David Wales
Chapter 9 An Exciting Horse Race 9:09 Read by David Wales
Chapter 10 Adventures In The Yakima Valley 17:27 Read by David Wales
Chapter 11 Danger At Fort Walla Walla 20:13 Read by David Wales
Chapter 12 Fort Vancouver And Dr. John McLoughlin 21:04 Read by David Wales
Chapter 13 The First Apple In The Oregon Country 3:44 Read by David Wales
Chapter 14 The Adventures Of The Whitmans 22:05 Read by David Wales
Chapter 15 The Oregon Trail 24:32 Read by David Wales
Chapter 16 Who Owned The "Oregon Country"? 37:08 Read by David Wales
Chapter 17 Through The Nachess Pass 18:02 Read by David Wales
Chapter 18 The Beginnings Of Cities 15:15 Read by David Wales
Chapter 19 Early Adventures In Seattle 13:48 Read by David Wales
Chapter 20 The Life Of The Children 11:59 Read by David Wales
Chapter 21 The Great Council At Walla Walla 17:06 Read by David Wales
Chapter 22 The Battle Of Seattle 12:34 Read by David Wales
Chapter 23 How The Indians Lived 18:36 Read by David Wales
Appendix: A Brief Summary Of The History Of The Old Oregon Country From Origina… 42:16 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Oregon

(1.5 stars)

While well written and no doubt historically correct, it's boring. The delivery comes of as British whining. Verging on propaganda.

wonderful book of the history of my state

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

excellent history of the Oregon Country.