- circa 1880
Part of Cartes-de-Visite Collection
William K. Leveridge, pioneer of 1850, born in 1828 in Missouri. He settled in Marion County, Oregon, and married Francette W. Webb, Sept. 18, 1853, in Salem. On the reverse of the photo: "Caused a portable sawmill to be transported from Portland to Auborn, a mining town in Eastern Oregon. This was the first ever to be transported there, and its whistle was the first ever to be blown between the Rocky Mts. and the Cascade Mtns. Later became senior partner of the firm of Leveridge, Wadhams & Co., the forerunner of the Wadhams & Co. in Portland."