Biographical Sketch of George Catlin

George Catlin, born in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, 1796; died in Jersey City, New Jersey, December 23, 1872. In the year 1832 he went to the then far west, and during the succeeding eight years traveled among numerous native tribes, making many paintings portraying the life and customs of the people. He went to Europe, taking with



Biographical Sketch of Herbert C. Moatz

Moatz, Herbert C.; manufacturer; born, Jersey City, N. J., Jan. 18, 1880; son of Lewis and Lorinda Kent Moatz; educated, Adelbert College, Western Reserve University, B. A.; married, Cleveland, Sept. 2, 1908, Elizabeth R. Ford; one son, Herbert C. Jr.; mgr. of the Wade Park office of the Cleveland Trust Co.; 1904-1908; treas. of the



Biography of Jacob Polhemus

Jacob Polhemus, deceased, was one of the pioneers of Colton, who located in that thriving city when the only buildings in the place were a saloon and eating-house, and the Pioneer Lumber Yard office. This was in 1875. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation, and was employed in the erection of the pioneer



Biographical Sketch of Samuel W. Garretson

Samuel W. Garretson, mechanical engineer and superintendent of gas and electric-light works for the Pacific Lighting Company of California, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1844. He served his apprenticeship to the machinist trade during the years 1861 to 1864. Like many patriotic young men who lived during the dark days of the



Early Settlement of the Hudson River

In 1610 a Dutch ship visited Manhattan to trade with the Indians and was soon followed by others on like enterprise. In 1613 Adrian Block came with a few comrades and remained the winter. In 1614 the merchants of North Holland organized a company and obtained from the States General a charter to trade in



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