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Oregon History Timeline

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William Lewis Sublette took the first wagon trains along the Oregon Trail
Statehood: Oregon was admitted to the Union - February 14, 1859
Constitution: 33rd State to be admitted to the Union
"She Flies With Her Own Wings"

The Native Indians of Oregon included the Ahantchuyuk, Alsea, Bannock, Calapooya, Cayuse, Chastacosta, Chetco, Hanis, Kuitsh, Miluk, Modoc, Nez Perce, Shasta, Snake, Takelma, Tillamook, Wallawalla and Yamel tribes

Oregon History Timeline

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1738

 

French explorer, Pierre Gaultier de la Vérendrye (1732-1739 ), lead the first known Euro-American expedition into Oregon

1792

 

Claimed by the United States after Captain Robert Gray ( 1755 - 1806 ) explored the mouth of the Columbia River on his ship "the Columbia".

1756

 

1756 - 1763: The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.

1775

 

1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence

1776

 

July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence

1778

 

July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces

1783

 

September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain

1803

 

The Louisiana Purchase - In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. The U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison paid 15 million dollars for the land

1812

 

1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence

1822

 

1822-1829: William H Ashley exploration and the discovery of a central route to the Pacific

1824

 

Alexander Ross was the leader of the Hudson's Bay Company's 1824 trapping expedition into Snake Country during the fur trade era in Shoshone country

1828

 

Peter Skene Ogden (1794-1854) working for the Hudson's Bay Company led five trapping expeditions to the "Snake Country" between 1828-1829

1829

 

1829 - 1830: William Lewis Sublette (1799–1845) took the first wagon trains along the route (Oregon Trail) to the Rocky Mountains

1830

 

John Work, a trader of the Hudson's Bay Company part of the trapping expedition to the Snake Country

1832

 

1832 - 1834: Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth organized and led two expeditions to the fur country. He was accompanied by John Kirk Townsend a young ornithologist, and Thomas Nuttall, a botanist on his second expedition

1842

 

Joseph and Louis Papin were the first white settlers in Topeka. They established Papin's Ferry which ferried the wagons across the Kansas River

1846

 

The Applegate Trail - Was blazed by brothers Lindsay, Jesse, and Charles Applegate as an alternative route to Oregon

1848

 

Fort Kearny was established

1849

 

Gold discovered in California causing the Oregon Trail to be labelled the California Trail by California-bound travellers

1859

 

John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War.

1859

 

Statehood - The Date that Oregon was admitted to the Union - February 14, 1859. Constitution - Oregon was the 33rd State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Alis Volat Propiis " the State Motto is translated as "She Flies With Her Own Wings".

1861

 

1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.

1865

 

The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy

1865

 

1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery

1865

 

The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy

1872

 

1872-1873: The Modoc War - Kientpoos, known to the settlers as Captain Jack, and his Modocs fled from their reservation to Tule Lake, where they held out against soldiers for six months. Captain Jack was hanged

1898

 

1898-1901: The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines

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Origin of the name - The name of this state is believed to come from the Spanish word "oregano" for the wild sage which grows in eastern Oregon.

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