Who was the first European to see the Washington coastline?
Bruno de Heceta
Who was the first European to land on the Washington coast?
Who proved that there was no land bridge connecting Asia and North America?
Who made the first crossing of North America north of Mexico and proved that there was no Northwest Passage?
Bodega y Quadra
Who represented Spain in the Nootka Sound Controversy?
Who discovered Mount Olympus?
English captain Charles W. Barkley
Who discovered the Strait of Juan de Fuca?
Who encouraged the United States not to give up their claim to the Puget Sound region?
Who proved that it was possible to cross the Rocky Mountains on foot?
William Price Hunt
Who established Fort Astoria?
James Cook and Charles Wilkes (1841)
Who mapped, charted and named many of the important geographic features of Puget Sound?
Robert Gray - US
Who discovered the Columbia River?
James Cook- Britain
Who discovered the cure for scurvy and discovered that there was a market for furs in China for England?
David Thompson- GB
Who mapped and charted the Columbia River from its headwaters in Canada all the way to the mouth at the Pacific Ocean?
Who was the Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver?
Who was the Head of North American Operations for the Hudson's Bay Company?
John Jacob Astor
Who owned the Pacific Fur Company?
Who proved that it was possible to take a four wheeled wagon across the Rocky Mountains on foot?
Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding
Who proved that it was possible for women to cross the Rocky Mountains on foot?
Who was the first Protestant missionary to come to the Pacific Northwest?