This is true prophecy!
If Jessie Benton-Fremont were alive today, she would sue Oregon State University. Of this I have no doubt. As her kindred, and as the Historian of the Benton Family, I will do all I can do to restore the good standing of the history of Jessie’s father in the State of Oregon. I will seek as much help as I can muster.
Jessie wrote the first history of Oregon. She was a historian, who did not foresee there would ever come a time when her illustrious family tree would come under such a damaging and uncaring attack – by historians no less! To sever the history of Senator Thomas Hart Benton from any aspect of American History, is to destroy our National Tree. The promise OSU made to go foreword after vilifying Benton’s history, skips over the contributions his daughter and his son-in-law made to much of the early history…
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