Interior of James Willis Nesmith home in Rickreall, Oregon
This is the interior of the Nesmith's home in Rickreall, Oregon. It was built in 1850. James Willis Nesmith came to Oregon 1843. He was a judge under the provisional government, representative from Polk County, captain in the Cayuse and other Indian wars, colonel of volunteers in the Yakima War, Untied States marshal, and superintendent of Indian affairs. He served in the United States Senate from 1861 to 1867, and although a Democrat, served on the military committee, and upheld the cause of the Union in every possible way. He served as representative in Congress from 1873 to 1875, and spent the rest of his life on his farm at Rickreall, where he died June 17, 1885. Nesmith Point was named after him.
Rickreall, Oregon; Nesmith, James Willis; home; pioneer; judge; senator
3.1 in. H x 4.1 in. W
Salem Public Library
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Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon