Thursday, January 12, 2012

Columbian Exchange

Some original Oregonians.  My granddad got some prints made at the turn of the century by a Mormon road engineer.  This place was somewhere near Mt. Hood.  It's a ghost town now.  Wouldn't mind dropping in to see how things look now.  In Charles Mann's amazing book, Virginia Company traders were sure North America was an isthmus 200 miles wide.  They were in a hurry to get across and trade with China.  Oregon is a lot further away than that.

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