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Biographical Sketch of Samuel George
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SAMUEL GEORGE. – Mr. George was born in England in 1835, and in 1858 went to Australia, and in 1861 to New Zealand. From this antipodal region he came to British Columbia and mined for years at Caribou. In 1867 he brought his wanderings to a close by selecting a home in Umatilla county, Oregon, where he engaged in cattle raising on Butter creek in company with James Webb. They were partners for two years. Since their separation, he has conducted the business alone to the present time, keeping an average of about five hundred cattle on the range. Grass having become scant has necessitated his securing a considerable body of land. He now has seven hundred cattle and a hundred and thirty-five horses. This number he has maintained, notwithstanding material losses by hard winters, thieves and estraying. Mr. George is recognized as one of the substantial and hospitable citizens of this independent section, and is held in high esteem by the many who know him.
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