Trails To The Past - State of Oregon



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The Father of Oregon

John McLoughlin

Born in Canada, Dr. John McLoughlin, lived and worked in Oregon Territory, Doctor John retired to Oregon City where he was their first Mayor.
Built in 1854, his house has been named a national treasure, and one can still tour it today. In time the Legislature named him the Father of Oregon.
He had eight children living in Oregon City. Does anyone know where their descendents are?

John Astor

John Astor was born in Germany, but made his fortune trading and selling furs in the old North West first,
then in Oregon Territory. He built Fort Vancouver and founded the town of Vancouver. 


History of Oregon Territory

  Governors of Oregon Territory and State

Wagon Trains West

History of the Oregon Trail

Index to Civil War Records

Many Trails West

Preparation for the trip west

Table of Oregon Counties


Baptist Church History

Presbyterian Church Mission

Catholic Church Walla Walla

Oregon State Archives

Christian Churches



Ancestral records since 1900




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