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Why did Abraham Lincoln decline the governorship of Oregon Territory in 1849?

In 1849, when Abe Lincoln was still a young lawyer, according to my book on Washington State history, he was offered the governorship of Oregon Territory—which, it would seem, was a lucrative position ...
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Why was Seattle chosen for the site of Expo 62?

Settle's greatest landmark, the Space Needle, was built specifically for the "Century 21 Exposition", also known as Expo 62. Nearly 10 million people attended the fair, boosting the region's economy. ...
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What advantages did Catholic missionaries to the Indians have over Protestant missionaries in old Oregon Country?

I remember reading that Catholic missionaries in old Oregon Country made more converts per capita than Protestant missionaries, besides being in general better-received by the Native Americans. What ...
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What was the Bone Bill in Washington State?

What was the "Bone Bill" of the 1920's and 30's about? Did it have something to do with power production? I'd also like to know about the Bill's history and significance.
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