Pacific Northwest Exploration/American events and explorers

  • Period: to

    Time rang were Pacific Nortwest Exploration was going on.

  • columbia river found

    Captian Robert Gray discovered the columbia river with John Kendrick on a fur trading expodition.
  • Corps of Discovery

    Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the corps of discovery began thier expodition to the land of the unknown.
  • Destination reached

    Lewis and Clark reached their destination what is now Washington St.
  • Charles Wilks

    In 1840 Charles Wilkes went on the interdisciplinary expedition. (1838–1842)
  • Oregon

    ''Oregon'' --the Pacific Northwes becomes a U.S. territory.
  • War

    War between the U.S. and the Yakima indians contiue.
  • Walla Walla

    1858: The first Northwest railroad, the Cascade Railroad Company, begins operation in the Columbia River Gorge. The Walla Walla and Columbia River Railroad became the second Northwest railroad in 1873, and a large number of local railroads subsequently spring up in the 1880s.
  • Free state

    Oregon joins the Unioin as a free stae