By donald j sevetson
Inspired via the second one nice Awakening to turn into a missionary, Massachusetts local George Henry Atkinson arrived in Oregon urban in the course of the summer season that Congress demonstrated the Oregon Territory. known as via 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 vacationer, Atkinson made 8 go back visits to New England in the course of his Oregon residency. A revered group chief, his wide variety of pursuits encompassed railroading, meteorology, botany, agriculture, Indian affairs and mining.
Within his personal Congregational denomination he stood because the top image of its efforts to increase its presence into the Pacific Northwest.
This paintings attracts on either George Atkinson’s wide own correspondence and his writing in neighborhood newspapers. putting his lifestyles and paintings inside of its geographic environment and its old context, it seeks to offer the reader a correct, candid photo of the fellow, his environment, and his legacy.
Donald Sevetson is a retired minister of the United Church of Christ. He and his spouse, Mary Louise, dwell in Portland, Oregon.
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