Location: Thayer County NE

Oto dugout canoe, from Kurz's Sketchbook, May 15, 1851

Houses of the Oto Tribe

When Lewis and Clark ascended the Missouri during the summer of 1804 they reached the mouth of the Platte July 21. At that time, so they entered in their journal, the Oto were living on the south side of the Platte, 10 leagues above its junction with the Missouri, and 5 leagues beyond, on the same bank, were the Pawnee. Living with the Oto were the remnants of the Missouri who had, a few years before, joined them. On August 3, 1804, the expedition having ascended the Missouri to about the location of the present city of Council Bluffs, Iowa,

Forsythe, Bernyce – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Bernyce Forsythe, 92, of Enterprise, a resident of Wallowa County for 75 years, died at the Wallowa County Nursing Home on Monday, Feb. 25, 1980. She had been in failing health for approximately nine years. The daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Harp Ellsworth, she was born in Belvidere, Neb., on March 24, 1887. She was married to Robert Leo Forsythe in 1910 at La Grande. He preceded her in death in 1931. Very active in community affairs all her life, Mrs. Forsythe was a former executive secretary of the Wallowa County Red Cross, former secretary of

Thomas, Ronald “Ron” – Obituary

Medical Springs, Oregon Ronald “Ron” Thomas, 70, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his home in Medical Springs. At Ron’s request, disposition will take place at Gray’s West Pioneer Crematory. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Ron was born on May 17, 1932, to Clinton M. and Lillie Houseman Thomas at Hebron, Neb. He grew up and graduated from high school at Watsonville, Calif. On May 17, 1953, Ron married Norma Kaufman. The couple had three children, Pamela, Linda and Jim. Ronald lived an adventurous life.

Biography of Henry Drum

HENRY DRUM. – Among the progressive, intelligent and enterprising business men who are lending their energy and strength to the constant and rapid development of the great resources of the State of Washington, no name stands higher, or is more widely known and deservedly popular, than that of Henry Drum. No more conspicuous example of the results of careful attention to business, probity of character and steadfastness of purpose, can be cited than the brilliant career of Tacoma’s ex-mayor. It is to this class of young, keen and active workers that the great Northwest is to-day indebted for its magnificent