By donald j sevetson
Inspired by way of the second one nice Awakening to develop into a missionary, Massachusetts local George Henry Atkinson arrived in Oregon urban through the summer season that Congress verified 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 tourist, 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 top image of its efforts to increase its presence into the Pacific Northwest.
This paintings attracts on either George Atkinson’s broad own correspondence and his writing in neighborhood newspapers. putting his existence and paintings inside of its geographic surroundings and its ancient context, it seeks to provide 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, reside in Portland, Oregon.
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