In the 1800’s, Oregon was just a territory and its future was still up in the air. But many man and women took the trek from the east to west coast along the Oregon Trail and one of those men was John McLoughlin who later became a Doctor John McLoughlin.
Doctor John McLoughlin came to Oregon and built Fort Vancouver and later became known as the father of Oregon as he implemented so many trades with the Indians and helped build what Oregon became so well known for.
Doctor McLoughlin owned the general store at the end of the Oregon Trail where many settlers bought or traded for their first supplies upon arriving in the west. But, he is also been reported to have built the first sawmill in the Pacific Northwest, and until the 80’s, that is what drove both Oregon and Washington’s economy.
I was amazed at all this man did in his life. I didn’t realize how much he did for Oregon until we went to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Oregon City, so I decided to look up more information on him and realized that I was still reading some 3 hours later. If you are a kid in school today and want to do a report on a person that you won’t have any problem finding lots of information on, and will make it an easy report for you, I suggest you check out the hardly ever talked about Doctor John McLoughlin. I sure wish I had learned about him in school as he really was a fascinating man and well worthy of the street named after him.
Todd Clark - Broker / Marketing Coach
Capstone Real Estate
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