A Yankee on Puget Sound
Pioneer Dispatches of Edward Jay Allen, 1852 - 1855
||Johnson, Karen L.|
Larsen, Dennis M.
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Washington State University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $29.95|
| Book Description: |
In 1852 twenty-two-year-old Edward Jay Allen completed a difficult overland trek to Oregon. His exploits during a three-year stay in Washington Territory featured unique twists and left a distinct, indelible mark.
The young Yankee traveled north from the Columbia River to Cowlitz Landing and was promptly drafted as a delegate to the Monticello Convention. After claiming donation land north of Olympia, he led survey and construction teams laying out the Naches Pass wagon road,...