Don Sederstrom

Author's Entries

  • George Washington Bush (c. 1790-1863)

    George Washington Bush was born c. 1790, the son of an African American servant and an Irish maid. While many pioneers earned reputations as rugged individualists, Bush epitomized compassion and selflessness, traits that helped him become one of the most important leaders of the first group of American citizens to …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Kinzua (town)

    In 1909, lumberman E.D. Wetmore traveled through Oregon buying up vast tracts of timberland. He purchased about 50,000 acres in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. The deeds were all classified as land grants and were signed by President Theodore Roosevelt.  Of all his timber holdings, Wetmore’s most prized were those in …

    Oregon Encyclopedia