An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties; With a Brief Outline of the Early History of the State of Oregon

An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties; With a Brief Outline of the Early History of the State of Oregon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Vheeler and VVells, Fargo & Company's messenger, H. C. Paige, about three miles above where the town of Mitchell now is, then in Vi/asco, now in Vheeler county. The Indians had rifles and commanded the driver to stop, which he did. Paige at once opened fire on the Indians, but without effect. Then a big buck on the hillside shot Mr. Vheeler through the face, the bullet passing through both cheeks, taking the upper gum and teeth away, besides a piece of jaw bone. He hung his whip on the brake, jumped off the stage and unhitched one of the leaders, while Paige unhitched the other. Each then mounted a horse and rode at full speed by to C. VV. Myers station, on Bridge creek, a distance of about six mlilS. Some of the redskins followed them, while the remainder stayed to plunder the-stage. About half way to the station Paige's horse threw him. (Neither horse was broken to ride), and while he held the Indians at bay with his rifle Vheeler caught the horse and helped him (Paige) to mount again. The Indians continued shooting from a distance, but the pursued suffered no further injury. Balked of their human prey, the entire band turned their attention tothe stage a-nd its contents. They cut open the mail bags and cut, the top off the coach, bro-ke open the ercpress box and took everything they thought of value. Fortunately for the express" company, the Indians had never seen paper money, and threw $10,000 in green-backs contemptuously to one side, which Paige picked up two hours afterward, when he returned to the spot with a. posse of armed men. The Indians had by this time fled, so had the wheel horses. Two days afterward Mr. Wheeler wenwt down on the stage to The Dalles to have his mouth treated. During the timse Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 172.72 x 243.84 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803841
  • 9781236803849