National Geographic : 1895 Apr 20
VOL. VI, PP. 239-284. THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE OREGON: ITS HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND RESOURCES BY JOHN H. MITCHELL UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM OREGON (Address delivered before the Society March 29, 1895) In whatever aspect considered, the subject of this address is fruitful in suggestion. Whether it be viewed in respect to the derivation and signification of the name Oregon as originally applied to the territory and later to the state; to the manner in which and through what title that territory became a part of the domain of our common country; or in reference to its loca tion, nationally and internationally considered; to its vast ex tent;' its geographic formation; its grand mountains; its mag nificent rivers ; its fertile valleys; its unrivalled scenic beauties; its capabilities of production; its trade; its commerce; its brave, stalwart, pioneer people; its social and political institutions in whichever of these aspects the subject is viewed, it is pregnant with historic interest, full of material for discussion and thought. Let us consider, in the first place, the manner in which what was formerly known as " Oregon territory " became a part of the public domain of the United States, the nature of the title under which we hold, its extent territorially, and then briefly its gen eral characteristics, and particularly some of the more promi nent geographic features and resources of the present state of Oregon. 33-NAT. GEOG. MAG., VOL. VI, 1894. (239) APRIL 20, 1895.
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