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Oregon Governor Sylvester Pennoyer

Oregon Governor Sylvester Pennoyer served two terms from 1886-1894. He was a champion of the working man. His outrageous quips frequently appeared in national...

GOP and Demo Repeat Presidential Candidates

The GOP has been kind to repeat candidates like John McCain, but the Democratic Party has traditionally rejected second time candidates like John Edwards...

Orrin Porter Rockwell

Orrin Porter Rockwell's name has been associated with the Danites and he has been dubbed "Mormonism's Avenging Angel." Orrin Porter Rockwell's name has been associated...

Nathan Hale is Hanged for Spying – 1776

This Patriot and Yale graduate risked death penalty to do surveillance for George Washington. Did he say "I only regret that I have but...

The Murder of Lloyd Magruder: The Western Gold Rush Made Thieves and Murderers Out...

Lloyd Magruder 's pack train left Lewiston, Idaho to supply the gold camps of western Montana. He met with an untimely end when outlaws...

Elijah Elliot’s Lost Wagon Train

Elijah Elliot promised a wagon train of 1,000 men and women that his route to Oregon would save them time and energy. He actually...

William Shaler: Early American Intelligence Agent in Spanish America

Appointed by the Administration of James Madison as an intelligence agent, William Shaler was involved in the 1812 invasion of Spanish Texas. William Shaler, Early...

Battle of Little Bighorn: 43 – The Gathering

When, on May 17, 1876, the 7th Cavalry left Fort Abraham Lincoln no one had a correct idea of how many hostile Indians were...

Franklin the Printer and More

In Philadelphia he set up his press, and printed pamphlets, paper, and of course his famous Poor Richard's Almanac. A Young Ben Franklin first arrived...

Snoqualmie Pass Becomes a Road

As soon as people settled in Puget Sound, they knew their needs could not be filled by goods found on the coast. They needed...

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1907 Deadly Coal Mine Disasters

Hundreds of Italian and Hungarian immigrants were among the 601 workers killed in the record breaking 1907 West Virginia and Pennsylvania coal mine explosions. As...

Utter Massacre on the Oregon Trail

In 1860, eight families from the mid-West joined together to follow the Oregon Trail to Oregon. They were attacked by Indians when near their...

Oregon Governor Sylvester Pennoyer

Oregon Governor Sylvester Pennoyer served two terms from 1886-1894. He was a champion of the working man. His outrageous quips frequently appeared in national...