Over the past couple weeks thanks to Halloween we have been doing some searches of our local cemeteries and have been finding some interesting things about Oregon history and the people who helped make Oregon, Oregon!
Today we visited a cemetery dedicated to only members of the Grand Army of the Republic right here in Portland. Now, among the great people buried there was Salmon Brown. Now, you may not recognize the name Salmon Brown, but he did have a very important part in our history.
You see he was one of the men who captured John Wilkes Booth after he shot President Lincoln. Now, that was a cool way to start the conversation with our kids about President Lincoln, the Civil War and how our country was divided by such a thing as slavery.
If you are interested in history, I suggest you check out your local pioneer cemetery and you will be amazed at the stories and the people that you will find. If you are looking for a home in the Portland area, come to us, the Friendly Home Team, we would love to help your family home.