Born: Jan. 29,1802 - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Died: Aug. 31, 1856 - (?) Massachusetts, USA
Wyeth started his career in the ice industry of Massachusetts and became a foreman. He was also a gifted inventor and created many tools and labor-saving devices for the ice trade. In 1830, he was convinced that the Oregon Territory was the future and formed an expedition which left in 1832, eventually reaching Fort Vancouver at the end of October. Returning to Boston, he organized a second expedition in1834 which included the naturalists Thomas Nuttall and James Kirk Townsend. They founded Fort William on the Columbia river and explored and trappedthroughout the territor. Ultimately unable to compete with the Hudson Bay Company, Wyeth returned in 1836, never to go West again. His journals were published at various stages from 1834 to 1850.
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Expeditions to the Oregon Country
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