Category Archives: Frugal Fun

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

For cheap An outing to a major league Baseball game can be very expensive. Here’s how I did it for $5.75 First of all everyone I know, knows I am Mariner’s fan. A friend, John’s company sponcered day at the ballpark. But John had … Continue reading

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April Thrift Report 3

On April 17th 1957 I became big sister to boy/girl baby twins. This year my brother and his wife were celebrating in Hawaii. I treated my sister to a day of thrifting. I didn’t tell her what I had planned … Continue reading

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My plans for the thrifty store finds- Part 3

So that l leaves I purchased the bag of sewing notions just for the sewing machine needles. It is recommended that you use a new needle for each garment. I don’t do that but they do get dull or break … Continue reading

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The End of the Oregon Trail

The Dalles The Dalles was named by French-Canadian fur trappers for the French word for gutter. Here emigrants floated down the Columbia River in rafts through the stony river gorge. The passage, with emigrants and their wagons crowded onto a … Continue reading

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The Oregon Trail #11 The Whitman Mission

The Whitman Mission The Whitman Mission, founded in 1836 by Methodist missionaries Marcus & Narcissa Whitman offered religious instruction and medical services to the local Cayuse Indians. They also gave care and supplies to wagon parties travelling along the Oregon … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail #10 Three Island Crossing and The Blue Mountains

Three Island Crossing At Three Island Crossing emigrants on the Oregon Trail reached a critical junction. Here they had to decide whether to make the difficult crossing of the Snake River or take a longer alternative route along the south … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail #9 Ft. Bridger and Soda Sprngs

Fort Bridger   Ft. Bridger was originally a fur trading post established in 1842 by Jim Bridger. Later it became a vital resupply post for wagon trains taking the Oregon Trail. Jim Bridger discovered the Great Salt Lake. He was … Continue reading

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