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Joe Meek mountain man #7504384
02/21/22 09:05 PM
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Has anyone done any reading up on meek. Itís hard to believe but it could be possible I put traps in some of the same areas he trapped
Crazy.

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504394
02/21/22 09:11 PM
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Just finished part one of his biography by Frances Fuller Victor. Simply amazing what those guys did. My dad grew up hunting some of the same areas that they trapped in. History is all around us and its cool to keep it alive.

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504405
02/21/22 09:17 PM
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Joe Meek's daughter was involved in the Whitman massacre..of which she was killed by the Cayuse/Walla Walla Indians. As first Sheriff of Oregon territory, he was the one to place nooses around the necks of those being hanged for this crime. He supposedly whispered a few choice words to them before they were sent into eternity.

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504408
02/21/22 09:18 PM
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I am a huge Joe Meek fan. Reading Stanley Vestal's biography on Joe's life is pretty much what got me into trapping at age 15.

Joe's older brother Stephen who ended up settling in California.
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AND here, OL' Joe himself: the first Marshall in the Oregon territory.
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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504413
02/21/22 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Goonie
Has anyone done any reading up on meek. Itís hard to believe but it could be possible I put traps in some of the same areas he trapped
Crazy.

Unless you're trapping in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah you're probably not trapping the same places Joe did. By the time he came west to Oregon he had hung up is traps best I understand it.

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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504414
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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504465
02/21/22 10:14 PM
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Thanks for that Goonie. I have actually taken a pilgrimage to Joes' final resting place at Scott Church in North Plains. His wife Virginia was also buried there.


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504469
02/21/22 10:22 PM
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Among one of my favorite Joe quotes was this gem from when he was back in Washington DC trying to get federal help after the Whitmann Massacre. At a social reception one of the ladies asked the handsome Joe if he was married, to which he replied he indeed was. "Well, isn't your wife just terrified of the Indians"? "Uh, no ma'am I reckon she's not...as she is an Indian herself".


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504472
02/21/22 10:28 PM
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Meek shall inherit the earth. 🙂


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: beaverpeeler] #7504503
02/21/22 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverpeeler
Among one of my favorite Joe quotes was this gem from when he was back in Washington DC trying to get federal help after the Whitmann Massacre. At a social reception one of the ladies asked the handsome Joe if he was married, to which he replied he indeed was. "Well, isn't your wife just terrified of the Indians"? "Uh, no ma'am I reckon she's not...as she is an Indian herself".

Awesome


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Gary Benson] #7504504
02/21/22 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Meek shall inherit the earth. 🙂

Pretty good Gary


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504546
02/22/22 01:01 AM
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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504568
02/22/22 04:50 AM
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Thanks for posting bp.


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504572
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good read thanks guys

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504594
02/22/22 06:34 AM
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Lots of good info out there on Joe Meek, he really made a name for himself. But he's just one of many who did amazing things throughout his life. It was a very compelling time in the history of the western US.

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504707
02/22/22 08:37 AM
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Jim Bridger's wife and daughter were killed in the Whitman massacre. I didn't remember that Joe Meek's daughter was also killed at that time are you sure that's correct? Could be, but my memory is not what it once was!

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: BernieB.] #7504709
02/22/22 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
Lots of good info out there on Joe Meek, he really made a name for himself. But he's just one of many who did amazing things throughout his life. It was a very compelling time in the history of the western US.

I'd Say!


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: Goonie] #7504711
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A friend of mine has one of his hand forged traps he lives in Washington County.


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Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: bandy] #7504715
02/22/22 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bandy
A friend of mine has one of his hand forged traps he lives in Washington County.


That's really cool, what verification do they have that it belonged to Joe Meek?

Re: Joe Meek mountain man [Re: BernieB.] #7504788
02/22/22 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
Jim Bridger's wife and daughter were killed in the Whitman massacre. I didn't remember that Joe Meek's daughter was also killed at that time are you sure that's correct? Could be, but my memory is not what it once was!

Joe's daughter was for sure there at the Whitman school. I am not sure if she was killed or captured and ransomed.

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