- Hardcover: 460 pages
- Publisher: Beech Tree Books; 1st edition (October 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688053505
- ISBN-13: 978-0688053505
- Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore Hardcover – October, 1988
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Three Applegate brothersCharley, Lindsay, Jesseand their families came to Oregon in 1843, ultimately settling in the Yoncalla Valley. They built an emigrant road, set up homesteads and became involved in territorial affairs. Some family members left temporarily to seek gold in California and Idaho. Wives and daughters wrote letters, kept journals, saved photographs and other memorabilia. They stored a treasure trove to be discovered by a fifth-generation descendant, the author, who has fashioned a splendidly detailed history of the family. The first section, 1843-1867, reads like a novel; the second part profiles two sons and three daughters of the settlers. Finally, Applegate describes her return to the old home place and the surviving members of the family's third generation (her great-aunt and great-uncle). The Applegates played a vital role in Oregon's history, and their story will have great local interest; it will also appeal to readers interested in the pioneer experience. Photos.
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"This history of the families of Jesse, Charles, and Lindsay Applegate, who open the way to the settlement of Oregon, is as important in its own way as the chronicles of the Adams family or the Beechers. It adds an important piece to our understanding of American families and how they work." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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What a wonderful collection of family information. I wish I had that much to compile for my family.