By donald j sevetson
Inspired via the second one nice Awakening to develop into a missionary, Massachusetts local George Henry Atkinson arrived in Oregon urban throughout the summer season that Congress verified the Oregon Territory. known as through early historians “The Father of Public schooling in Oregon”, Atkinson performed a number of management roles in that box for 4 many years.
An indefatigable vacationer, Atkinson made 8 go back visits to New England in the course of his Oregon residency. A revered neighborhood chief, his wide variety of pursuits encompassed railroading, meteorology, botany, agriculture, Indian affairs and mining.
Within his personal Congregational denomination he stood because the major image of its efforts to increase its presence into the Pacific Northwest.
This paintings attracts on either George Atkinson’s large own correspondence and his writing in neighborhood newspapers. putting his lifestyles and paintings inside its geographic environment and its ancient context, it seeks to provide the reader a correct, candid photo of the guy, his atmosphere, and his legacy.
Donald Sevetson is a retired minister of the United Church of Christ. He and his spouse, Mary Louise, dwell in Portland, Oregon.
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