News of the Week, August 13 to August 19

Oregon Spectator, August 19, 1847 THE LARGEST IMMIGRATION YET – We have information by letter that there are nearly two thousand wagons on the Oregon route, all of which, with the exception of some four hundred Mormon wagons, are bound for this country. We think this rather a large estimate. One thousand wagons will do…

News of the Week, August 6 to August 12

Oregon City Enterprise, August 10, 1867 BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT – On Wednesday last Mr. Wm. Barlow of this city, received from Mr. Young of Portland, a splendid California marble monument, nicely polished, standing nearly five feet in height, to mark the last resting spot of his deceased little daughter Virginia A. The top part of the…

News of the Week, July 2 to July 8

Oregon Spectator, July 8, 1847 We are pleased to announce the arrival among us of a young American artist, Mr. J. M. Stanley, who visits our territory for the purpose of transferring to canvas some portions of the beautiful and sublime scenery with which our country abounds. The field of Mr. Stanley’s labors has chiefly…

News of the Week, May 7 to May 13

Oregon Spectator, May 13, 1847 The trespass “wars” expand… NOTICE I HEREBY caution all persons (particularly Gen. Alanson Husted) against trespassing in any manner whatever upon my Land Claim, situated on the bank of the Clackamas River, opposite to the Indian village, and which was recorded by me on the 18th of January 1847 –…

News of the Week, March 26 to April 1

Oregon City Enterprise, March 30, 1867 OREGON CITY BREWERY Henry Humbel, having purchased the above Brewery, wishes to inform the public that he is now prepared to manufacture a No. 1 quality of LAGER BEER! As good as can be obtained anywhere in the State. Orders solicited and promptly filled. (First published December 28, 1866)…

News of the Week, February 26 to March 4

Oregon City Enterprise, March 2, 1867 POPULATION OF OREGON CITY Mr. J. M. Moore, City Recorder, has just completed the annual school census of this city, in accordance with existing ordinance. He has gone a little farther and obtained the exact number of residents we have all together, classified according to age and sex as…