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Calvin Tibbets: Oregon's First Pioneer
Author Jerry Sutherland will tell the story of Northwest pioneer Calvin Tibbets at this special talk.
In January 1837, American settlers in Oregon Country (including Washington) sailed to California, rounded up several hundred wild, rangy longhorn cattle, and herded them back home. It was their first coordinated effort to break free of control by England’s Hudson’s Bay Company. Success came at a price, but more cattle drives followed. Rogue Indians attacked and sometimes turned groups back at Foots Creek and “Bloody Pass.” Local Kalapuyan and Métis guides and hunters, including women, provided critical support. A Methodist bulldog contributed enthusiastically on one trip.
Free for all ages.
Fort Vancouver Visitor Center
1501 E Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
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