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Map of Oregon and Upper California: 1848. From the Surveys of John C. Fremont.
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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.

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Alabama's Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday Feb. 22 - 24 (Batteries, generators, tarps, coolers & more) | al.com

Alabama's Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday Feb. 22 - 24 (Batteries, generators, tarps, coolers & more) | al.com

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THE OREGON TERRITORY AND ITS PIONEERS 1846: Jarius Bonney/Jane Elkns Family and Truman Bonney/family Wintered at Sutter's Mill and girls found the gold in the creek before moving further into Oregon. Elijah Dow Hutchinson arrived in the 1830s and married Lucetta Persiette Powers

THE OREGON TERRITORY AND ITS PIONEERS 1846: Jarius Bonney/Jane Elkns Family and Truman Bonney/family Wintered at Sutter's Mill and girls found the gold in the creek before moving further into Oregon. Elijah Dow Hutchinson arrived in the 1830s and married Lucetta Persiette Powers

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The Polks could have really driven home the point about the proper border of the Oregon territory. | What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags

The Polks could have really driven home the point about the proper border of the Oregon territory. | What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags

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Wagon Train pushing across the western prairies of the United States on their…
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OREGON LASH LAW | The “Lash Law,” required Blacks in Oregon – free or slave – be whipped twice a year “until he or she shall quit the territory.”  Deemed to harsh; the new version replaced whippings with forced labor.  If a Black person was found in Oregon Country illegally, he or she was hired out publicly. After the forced labor period expired, the "employer" had six months to get the worker out of Oregon; the Sept. 1849 Exclusion Law forbade Blacks from settling in Oregon Territory.

OREGON LASH LAW | The “Lash Law,” required Blacks in Oregon – free or slave – be whipped twice a year “until he or she shall quit the territory.” Deemed to harsh; the new version replaced whippings with forced labor. If a Black person was found in Oregon Country illegally, he or she was hired out publicly. After the forced labor period expired, the "employer" had six months to get the worker out of Oregon; the Sept. 1849 Exclusion Law forbade Blacks from settling in Oregon Territory.

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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)

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