Skookum : an Oregon pioneer family's history and lore

by Applegate, Shannon.

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Non-Fiction 929,2 APP
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  929,2 APP
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Thousands of family documents, journals, let ters, recollections, photographs, and sketchbooks were utilized by the author in compiling this sweeping narrative of a pioneer westering family from 1843 to the present. The many sources survived because they were cherished and protected by generations of the female Applegates. Hence, the volume has a scope that goes beyond the occasional famous lives of the male family members. Skookum, the old ancestral Applegate home in Oregon's Yoncalla Valley, serves as the main setting for most of the book. The emerging West is brought dramatically to life, touching on overland experiences, women's history, and general American events. Illustrated throughout with some 40 black-and- white photographs and maps. Bibliography; to be indexed. FRE."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. (October) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Applegate family.
Pioneers -- Oregon -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon.
Oregon -- Biography.
Oregon -- Genealogy.
Publisher Morrow,1988
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 431-441.
ISBN 0688053505
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