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2. Migrations over the Oregon trail. .....

Causes of emigration to the Oregon country.

The emigrant trains on the trail.

3. The end of the crusader's trail..

Census statistics of population.

The effects of the gold strike upon Oregon and Washington.

4. Pioneer settlements in Washington.

Roadways, home sites, and schools.

Ezra Meeker ......

Community centers west of the Cascades.

Communities east of the Cascades....

5. Independence north of the Columbia.

CHAPTER III. PIONEER SCHOOLS IN NORTHERN OREGON (WASHINGTON)

1. The first school in the Northwest..

Location at Vancouver.....

Date of establishment.

Letter of Lucy Ball..

The success of the school..

Later teachers of this school.

Program of the Vancouver school.

2. The Whitman schools near Walla Walla.

3. Spalding and the Clear Water or Fort Lapwai Mission School.

4. The first printing press in the Northwest.

5. The Spokane Garry School....

6. Conditions in northern Oregon (Washington)..

Schools at Olympia and vicinity.....

CHAPTER IV. THE FOUNDATION or WASHINGTON'S SCHOOL Laws

1. School districts in northern Oregon (Washington)..

2. Oregon school law operative north of the Columbia .

3. Sources of the Oregon school law....

Influence of lowa, Michigan, New England..

Attempted school legislation....

4. Enactment of the first Territorial school law in Oregon..

lowa school law prevailed under the provisional government

The first bill, 1845...

Editorial in Oregon Spectator

Governor Abernethy's message, 1845.

First public school organization..

Leadership of George H. Atkinson.

5. The school law of 1849..

Governor Lane's message.

Enactment of the bill.

6. Provisions of the common-school law of 1849.

Comparison with the lowa law.

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