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Digging Treasures at the East Linn Museum: Life of Henry Spalding a real page-turner


March 1, 2023

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Henry Harmon Spalding

Henry Harmon Spalding stumbled along through darkness. Having failed to adequately hobble his horse, he was afoot. His shoes had proven too tight, so he discarded them, wrapping his leggings around his feet.

He had 90 more miles to travel before reaching his mission at Lapwai, in the Oregon Territory. And he was filled with fear. Not for himself alone, but also for his wife, Eliza, and three of his four children, not to mention the others at his mission, too.

Moreover, he did not know how his oldest daughter - 10-year-old Eliza, named after her mother - was faring. He knew Marcus and Narc...

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