On August 14, 1848, Congress created the Oregon Territory, an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of western Montana and Wyoming. Peter Burnett, a Missouri lawyer who joined an expedition to the Oregon Territory in 1843, hoped to make enough money there to repay his accumulated debt.

On August 14, 1848, Congress created the Oregon Territory, an area encompassing present-day Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of western Montana and Wyoming. Peter Burnett, a Missouri lawyer who joined an expedition to the Oregon Territory in 1843, hoped to make enough money there to repay his accumulated debt.

Westward Ho, the Wagons! - While crossing through hostile Pawnee Indian territory in 1846, a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory must find an alternative to fighting.

Westward Ho, the Wagons! - While crossing through hostile Pawnee Indian territory in 1846, a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory must find an alternative to fighting.

Real 1860 Washington Map Oregon Territory State Map 1860 Mitchell Map, Pacific Northwest Territory Map, History Buff Gift, Man Cave Art Map available from OldMapsandPrints.Etsy.com #Washington #Oregon #OriginalMitchellMap

Real 1860 Washington Map Oregon Territory State Map 1860 Mitchell Map, Pacific Northwest Territory Map, History Buff Gift, Man Cave Art Map

Real 1860 Washington Map Oregon Territory State Map 1860 Mitchell Map, Pacific Northwest Territory Map, History Buff Gift, Man Cave Art Map available from OldMapsandPrints.Etsy.com #Washington #Oregon #OriginalMitchellMap

Oregon Territory America Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs (12,000 photographs in the galleries)

Oregon Territory America Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs (12,000 photographs in the galleries)

GEORGE WASHINGTON (1817-1905), former slave, son of an African American slave and a woman of English descent, came to the Oregon Territory with his former owner in 1850, to establish a farm. In 1875, George and his wife, Mary Jane Washington, founded the town of Centerville (now Centralia), in Lewis County in Southwest Washington.  (Oregon Historical Society) photo: circa 1900.

GEORGE WASHINGTON (1817-1905), former slave, son of an African American slave and a woman of English descent, came to the Oregon Territory with his former owner in 1850, to establish a farm. In 1875, George and his wife, Mary Jane Washington, founded the town of Centerville (now Centralia), in Lewis County in Southwest Washington. (Oregon Historical Society) photo: circa 1900.

Oregon Territory Centennial Set of 4 x 3 Cent US Postage Stamps NEW Scot 964…

Oregon Territory Centennial Set of 4 x 3 Cent US Postage Stamps NEW Scot 964…

Joseph Lafayette "Joe" Meek (1810–1875) was a trapper, law enforcement official, and politician in the Oregon Country and later Oregon Territory of the United States. A pioneer involved in the fur trade before settling in the Tualatin Valley, Meek would play a prominent role at the Champoeg Meetings of 1843 where he was elected as a sheriff. Later he served in the Provisional Legislature of Oregon before being selected as the United States Marshal for the Oregon Territory.

Joseph Lafayette "Joe" Meek (1810–1875) was a trapper, law enforcement official, and politician in the Oregon Country and later Oregon Territory of the United States. A pioneer involved in the fur trade before settling in the Tualatin Valley, Meek would play a prominent role at the Champoeg Meetings of 1843 where he was elected as a sheriff. Later he served in the Provisional Legislature of Oregon before being selected as the United States Marshal for the Oregon Territory.

Admiralty Inlet Oregon Territory Map - 1841

Admiralty Inlet Oregon Territory Map - 1841

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