Beau Kendrick Jim Felix Bridger Obituary Jim was born in 1804 in Richmond, Virgina. He is 6 feet tall and gray eyes and brown hair. His nickname was Old Gabe. Jim was the first white to see the Great Salt Lake he followed Lewis and Clark path and became the greatest mountain men of the world. Jim discovered Fort Bridger in 1843.
He only traveled with his pack and a rifle covering close to 500 miles (Wise, Legands of America 1). While on his way to discovering Northwestern Wyoming, Colter used his prior knowledge of the wilderness and a trail previously made by the Indians in earlier years (Moulton). In the fall of 1807 Colter saw bubbling ponds and steaming water called Colter’s Hell, which is known mostly as Yellowstone as a whole instead of just one spot in the park. Even though Naïve Americans had seen this before, John Colter was the first white man to have seen the thermals, geysers and the natural beauty of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole (Nelson). Colter crossed Wind River Mountain and through Jackson Hole almost 20 years before Davis Jackson’s name was given to the valley, and Coulter had no intention of naming the valley (Nelson 65).
The Oregon Trail didn’t follow a single set path. While most Oregon bound emigrants traveled a route that passed by landmarks in Missouri Kansas Wyoming and Oregon there was never just one set of wagon ruts leading west.Frontier explorers and fur trappers blazed the rough outlines of the Oregon Trail in the early 19th century, but the route was initia considered too demanding for women, children or covered wagon to navigate.That year Marcus helped lead the first major wagon train of around one Thousand Settler along the Oregon trail an exodus now know as the great migration.Traffic soon skyrocketed and by the late 1840 's and early 1850 upwards of 50 thousand people were using the trail each year. The Oregon Trail was a wagon road that was
Peter Skene Ogden was born in 1794. Ogden was an experienced trapper and mountain man who remained with the Hudson’s Bay Company, after its 1821 merger with the North West Fur Company. Shortly after that he was made leader of the Snake River Expeditions by John Mcloughlin. He also was instructed to continue the British policy of creating a “fur desert”. Ogden with a brigade of 131, pushed south from flathead house toward Utah in December 1824.
As much as why it all happened as well. As far as the book “Paddling the Wild Neches” goes it tells a story but it also makes a case. “Paddling the Wild Neches” tells a story about a river that has been around since the very first indians were here. Letting the readers know stories how indians benefited from the river and how many
Pease first ran for governor in 1851 but dropped from the race two weeks before elections happened. He was elected on his next two elections in 1853 and in 1855. In 1854, he sent some rangers to deal with some problematic attacks on the Mexican Freight Carriers in South Texas, also known as the Cart War. A border war with Mexico in 1855 was narrowly averted across the Rio Grande after mounted participants chased a group of raiding Lipan Apaches. Also, he funded for establishing a hospital for the mentally disabled and proper schools for the blind and deaf.
Most of the other members with him called him Old Gabe or Blanket Chief. At the age of thirteen he became a blacksmith apprentice. When trapping he established Fort Bridger and discovered the Great Salt Lake. He also discovered the Yellowstone geysers although no one believed him at the time. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on a small farm.
This route—the Mococo Line—was eleven miles longer than the line via Niles, but it avoided the steep grades across Altamont Pass. With this new route, the railroad had sown the seeds for several lasting West Side communities— Brentwood, Byron, and Tracy. J. L. Stewart, the construction engineer responsible for the San Pablo & Tulare Railroad project, chose the junction’s name. Lathrop Josiah Tracy (1825–1897), an Ohio grain merchant, was part owner of the SANDUSKY, MANSFIELD & NEWARK RAILROAD where Stewart had once worked. The young Stewart held Mister Tracy in such high respect that Stewart named the new town for his mentor.
He was the fourth oldest of 12 kids. He was the first American to travel overland to California. Jedediah wanted to explore Oregon but couldn’t because the Mexican governor wouldn’t let him. Jedediah was once attacked by a grizzly bear. One of his ears was almost ripped off, so after that he wore long hair.
Walgreens How did a neighborhood drugstore, founded in 1901 and measuring just 50 feet by 20 feet, become the pharmacy all others are measured by and one of the most respected American corporations? It would be impossible to tell the story of Walgreens drugstores without telling the story of Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. the man who started it all. Walgreen was born near Galesburg, Illinois, before his family relocated to Dixon, Illinois - a town 60 miles north of his birthplace - when his father, a farmer turned businessman, saw the great commercial potential of the Rock River Valley. It was here that Walgreen, at the age of 16, had his first experience working in a drugstore, though it was far from a positive one. Working at Horton 's Drugstore
Lost until 1916, it was spotted in a pile of scrap brass destined for melting at a foundry in Tennessee. The foundry’s owner, a UNC alumnus, recognized the Davie name and had the plate cleaned and returned. Today, it can be seen in the North Carolina Collection Gallery on campus, which holds the largest collection of documents and artifacts on a single state. The Ackland Art Museum was founded with a $1.5-million bequest by Washington, DC, attorney William Hayes Ackland, who had no connection with the University, and he was unknown to it. As part of his bequest, he was to be interred within the museum, which he was (and is).
Jacob went to serve in The Mexican War and The American War. He got discharged in Camargo at Rio Grande 1846 February 23. After the war he went home and worked on his Dad and uncles farm. After too long, with his money that he saved from the war, he built his own business in 1852. Three years after he opened the first Dollar General in the town he married a women of the name of Martha Batten
The Bretz’s next excursion consisted of riding on a flatboat down the Ohio River until they finally reached the town of Troy, Indiana. (Emmert 419) The family hired a pioneer by the name of McIntire (Weber and Sonderman 2). McIntire’s job consisted of taking them to Indian Creek, what now lies between Bretzville and Ferdinand, on his ox-drawn wagon (Emmert 419). The route traveled along the old Troy-Jasper dirt road, going through what eventually became known as Fulda (Weber and