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  •  now I have a tack. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    to trace more of what you have since revealed about this officer. Thanks so much, RiveroftheWest. . .I"m on it as we speak. And, yes, what can any of us ever do with the WEB, even those who despise modernity's methods of making it easier to check facts and learn new stuff from the old. Most appreciated (your commentaries and insights).

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 04:41:45 PM PST

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    •  Thank you! Glad you have time (0+ / 0-)

      to check him out. I know he was associated with early photography at Fort Umpqua and Fort Klamath, probably after his brief stay at Fort Walla Walla in 1857. I recall he left an album or portfolio of some sort with photographs he had taken, but his Columbia River pics (assuming he actually took some) were not included so I guess we don't know if he really used that camera around here.

      I'm a Luddite myself but yeah, what would we do without Google and the WEB!

      •  let's continue. . . (1+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest

        this interesting discourse via my profile's email. I want to survey this young officer's profile via web sleuthing, but I''ll need more details about his background, etc., from you. Now you have my interest in the subject matter, but I'm not sure how the rest of the DKos community feels about it. I know there is something interesting in this subject matter and I would like to see where it leads. I'm just curious about facets of American (Western) history beyond the usual.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 06:39:28 PM PST

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