Early Willamette Valley Settlers & Settlements Lecture

Early Willamette Valley Settlers &
Settlements
Friday, February 2nd
1:30 pm in the Party Room

French Canadians, Scots, Irish, English, their mixed race families, a sprinkling of American fur traders made the initial claims for land in the Willamette. Seasoned outdoorsmen, they knew that its terrain, climate, and soil held critical aspects for a good life.

Later, Oregon Trail emigrants came, expecting to find a second Eden dripping with milk and honey. The 2,100 mile/4-6 month trek tested all the courage and strength they could muster. Their grit and help of neighbors and strangers sustained them those first years in the Willamette Valley.

Presented by Sherry Johnston, Docent of the Oregon Historical Society.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Cornell Estates at (503) 640-2884