By donald j sevetson
Inspired by means of the second one nice Awakening to turn into a missionary, Massachusetts local George Henry Atkinson arrived in Oregon urban throughout the summer time that Congress validated the Oregon Territory. known as by way of 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 traveller, Atkinson made 8 go back visits to New England in the course of his Oregon residency. A revered group chief, his wide selection of pursuits encompassed railroading, meteorology, botany, agriculture, Indian affairs and mining.
Within his personal Congregational denomination he stood because the best image of its efforts to increase its presence into the Pacific Northwest.
This paintings attracts on either George Atkinson’s vast own correspondence and his writing in neighborhood newspapers. putting his lifestyles and paintings inside its geographic atmosphere and its old context, it seeks to offer the reader a correct, candid photograph 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, stay in Portland, Oregon.
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