[or-roots] Naches Pass website
W David Samuelsen
dsam52 at sampubco.com
Mon Nov 1 00:52:13 PDT 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naches_Pass is in state of Washington, just
north of Mount Rainier.
Worldconnect showed unknown parents for Minerva Jane McClintock. Married
4 September 1842 in Clark co., Indiana (or is it Pike Co., Illinois
according to another source) to John M. Cooper.
Looks like Donation Land Claims need to be investigated for any clues to
On 10/31/2010 11:59 PM, Paulette wrote:
> Thanks for this information and website link - very interesting.
> I have been reading "Into the Eye of the Setting Sun: A Story of the West When
> it Was New" (2nd ed. 1991) by Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood. Someone on this list
> had mentioned it and Cedar Mill Library has a copy. I wonder if anyone can
> answer a question for me?
> Charlotte remembers a Capt. Gantt as the leader of her 1843 wagon train from
> Missouri. As I understand it she was in one of the first if not the first wagon
> train to Oregon. But I saw the tombstone of Capt. David Lenox at the West Union
> Cemetery and it states that he was the Capt. of the first wagon train to Oregon
> in 1843. Charlotte does mention David Lenox's name, but not as a leader. Can
> anyone clear that up for me?
> She also mentions an Aunt Jane Cooper (Mrs. John M.) who was Minerva Jane
> McClintock. Does anyone know who Minerva Jane McClintock's parents were?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve& Ronda Howard
> Sent: Oct 31, 2010 9:51 PM
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> Subject: [or-roots] Naches Pass website
> Hi everyone,
> In 1853 the Longmire-Biles wagon train went through the Naches Pass to
> Western Washington. There is a website: http://www.nachestrail.org/
> The Naches Trail crosses the Cascade Range through Naches Pass, roughly from
> today's Bonney Lake in the west to Yakima in the east. Later the name was
> applied to the route from Walla Walla to Steilacoom, as an extension of the
> Oregon Trail.
> This route was used by Native American peoples to travel from one side of
> the mountains to the other, for food and trade purposes. One of the earliest
> written accounts of the use of this trail tells of the travel of a Lt.
> Johnson of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition),
> crossing on horseback, as the Expedition explored the Pacific Northwest in 1841.
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