Title To Oregon by Ox-Team in '47: The Story of the Coming of the Hunt Family to the Oregon Country and the Experiences of G. W. Hunt in the Gold Diggings of California in 1849.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher Eugene, OR: Fred Lockley, 1924
Seller ID FGO713-25
9 x 6 inches. 16 pp. Text clean, unmarked, lightly toned. Blue printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, lower corner bumped affecting inside page corners. Manuscript receipt from the "'Beaver Glen' Nursery, Marion County, Oregon, March 27th 1877," mounted inside the front cover. Receipt for 6 plums, 6 pears and 12 cherries bought of G. W. Hunt by John Blanton for $ 6.00 and SIGNED by G. W. Hunt. Marion County, south of the Portland Metropolitan area, is today the largest agriculture producing county in the state of Oregon. Very Good. George Washington Hunt (1831-1920), whose manuscript signature is mounted inside the front cover of this pamphlet, was a pioneer who crossed the plains by ox-team in 1847. The signature was affixed in Sublimity, Marion County Oregon. The text describes the history of this pioneering family, as reported in an interview of his son, Jeptha T. Hunt (b. 1862) conducted by Fred Lockley. Fred Lockley was a newspaper columnist, rare book dealer, and the author of books on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest history.
To Oregon by Ox-Team in '47: The Story of the Coming of the Hunt Family to the Oregon Country and the Experiences of G. W. Hunt in the Gold Diggings of California in 1849, Fred Lockley, gold rush