In the Oregon Country

George Palmer PUTNAM (1887 - 1950)

This little book does not undertake to present a comprehensive account of our westernmost States, or even of the Oregon Country. It is intended simply to suggest a few of the many attractions which may be encountered here and there along the Pacific, the references to which are woven together with threads of personal reminiscence pertaining to characteristic phases of the western life of to-day. For the stranger it may possess some measure of information; it should at least induce him to tarry in the region sufficiently long to secure an impression of the byways as well as of the highways. For the man to whom Oregon, California, or Washington stands for home, these pages may contain an echo of interest—for we are apt to enjoy most sympathetic accounts of the things we love best. But for visitor or resident, or one who reads of a country he may not see, the chief mission of these chapters is to chronicle something of their author's enthusiasm for the land they concern, to hint of the pleasurable possibilities of its out-of-doors, and, mayhap, to offer a glimpse of the new West of to-day in the preparation for its greater to-morrow. (from the Author's Preface) -

Genre(s): Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction and Preface Holly Masri
Play 01 ''Out West'' Phil Schempf
Play 02 The Valley of Content Jason FInk
Play 03 The Land of Legends Jason FInk
Play 04 The Land of Many Leagues Holly Masri
Play 05 How the Railroad Came David Lawrence
Play 06 The Home Makers Holly Masri
Play 07 On Oregon Trails Valentina Vocelli
Play 08 Uncle Sam's Forests Tommy Hersant
Play 09 A Canoe on the Dechutes Valentina Vocelli
Play 10 Olympus Valentina Vocelli
Play 11 The God Mountain of Puget Sound, Part 1 Theoden Humphrey
Play 12 The God Mountain of Puget Sound, Part 2 Theoden Humphrey
Play 13 A Summer in the Sierras Tommy Hersant