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- us At no J by ac- to I ec po- po- economic- of the has the but efficiency not beds. " i of the! fig- per- I to emcm-1 emcm-1 ut-1 ut-1 a i of m, im . of be for the for sa 51 will for of Bits for Breakfast By EL J. HENDRICKS ' Jefferson bis 'a . . 1-25-38 1-25-38 1-25-38 1-25-38 1-25-38 'colorful - history and ! - natural advantages that . mak;e certain a great future: i (Continuing: - from - yesterday:) Quoting: Joaquin Killer further: "By taking this route, papa landed landed Ma 'little family far up the Willamette rirer almost in the heart of the wonderful TaUey." (It was of course, the Barlow route.) "This is the most poetic, gorgeous and glorious valley in flowers and girdle of snow covered covered mountains on the globe" How . is that for a tribute to this section, to the vicinity .' of Parrish Gap intf Jefferson?. "The most poetic,'. gorgeous and" glorious glorious valley ... on the globe." - :rvVvv . V . "V . . Quoting' further;, "Papa, as a rc-ahr rc-ahr rc-ahr ' hail ftlvvi TkAn ro fhoT fastidious in his dress, and moth- moth- er often told me that he always wore , . . a flower in his ibut- ibut- - - - il vlcmuy of Jefferson""n were nearly ail naked, he said to V""" "A a.a u" p'""u a flower in his shirt bosom: Margaret, really and truly, we don't need any clothes in this country, except it may be some sort of a thing to pin a flower on.! . In tnJa J? frame of an(, ukine . small Dack ; nia back, set out up the vast fertile valley to find a location, a 'claim.' He left us under i the care of a noble old missionary, E. E. Parrish, and also a Meth- Meth- odist preacher by the name of wesi . . . we tnree dots, s, ni' " ZL JLl' aBd making rails for a neighbor close at hand. Mother would go ut to work with us. sitting on a rSs Vayj mother bought two - others, t rlr- rlr- I.' ing a note bearing enormous interest. interest. The cows cost $100 each. So that when papa got back . . . we had three more cows, three frisky little calves, and lots of butter to sell. Two little Jew had peddlers, brothers, who some way got down by what is now Alaska from Russia, came by every week and gave in er change groceries and dry goods. The merchants in those days demanded demanded more than double the purchase price of everything; but as they paid tl a pound for but ter, which was twice what it was really worth, the thing was about even. Those Jew boys carried everything on their backs at first Then they, got a horse then a wagon, then they opened a store away up at. the forks of the rlrer, where papa had found a 'claim.' ana nourished amaz ingly. Then they had a big store I . I. LI...... .It.. . U - V 1 " U1K- U1K- iu uu San Francisco Thus Joaquin Miller, poet ot the Sierras, got his start at Jef ferson; in Parrish Gap. Rev. E. E. ParrLsh, in whose care ! Joa quin s father left his family in the fall of 18S2, was both a. minister minister and a physician.. He came in the covered wagon, immigra tion of 1844, from Ohio. He was called "Father" Parrish. but his identity is not to be confused with that of Father J. L. Parrish, Jason Jason Lee ' missionary, who came with the Lausanne party In 1840 Some of the widest of the old Umer3 In the vicinity of Jeffer son remember the "Methodist preacher by the name or west." but net much of him excepting JuitthatA nd " on ot he o'fthreMmerbo. in 1852-3. 1852-3. 1852-3. the 11 year old pne. the writer believes, was Joaquin S H v.- What neighbor ' close at hand was it for whom Joaquin and his brothers, in that winter. soon found work In clearing off brush and making rails?" Tradition has it that the neigh bor was Jesse Looney of the fam ous 1843 covered wagon train who had then, for eight years, been settled in the well known Looney Butte section, a few miles north of the site, of Jefferson and a less distance from the Dr, E. E. Parrish place, Parrish. Gap S V It is said ' that in after years Jesse . Parrish and Joaquin Miller Miller met and talked over the days of the latter's boyhood In the vi cinity of Jefferson s site. Jesse Looney, noted early Ore- Ore- gin pioneer, as readers of this column know, was a first cousin of Andrew Johnson, seventeenth president of the United States. Mrs. David Looney, Jesse's daugh ter-in-law. ter-in-law. ter-in-law. ter-in-law. ter-in-law. historian of the clan living on the original location ot the pioneer Looney home, has halftone pictures of the cousins. Any one comparing them may see the strong family resemblance of the pioneer and the president. Hon. David Looney. her husband, though in his 88th year, is busy every day with his extensive af fairs of live stock raising and dairying: and has recovered from an Injury to his . arm suffered several months ago. , W V V : Most of us have frequently re peated or heard, repeated these famous lines- lines- of Joaquin Miller -that -that proclaim the burden of his philosophy, garnered In the pio neering days ot the westernmost west: -: -: ' ; - "In men whom men condemn as I find so much ot goodness still In men whom men pronounce di- di- . vine i I find so much of sin and blot. I hesitate to draw a line t I Between the two, where God has not." - (Continued tomorrow.) 7 7 1 8 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:00 1S.-15 1S.-15 U 1 3:4 6 7 8 9 7: 19 12 1 , 8 4 d 8 S 9 10

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  1. Statesman Journal,
  2. 22 Jan 1938, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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