Mr. Delin's Dream
It all started with a cabin…
Nicholas J. Delin led a party of pioneers to the edge of the wilderness in the fall of 1854 with high hopes and big dreams. But Mr. Delin was not an ordinary pioneer. He was rich. And well connected. He could call many US senators and congressmen as his friends.
(US Capitol Building circa 1850)
But Mr. Delin also had ambition. He dreamed of creating a western metropolis rivaling New York City.
(NYC circa 1850)
And he believed he had found the location – at the furthest edge of western expansion in the Oregon territory, in an area folks were calling ‘SorGun’ – named for a little settlement south of his grand dream.
What started as one cabin quickly grew into many.
Food, medicine and tools were arriving on a regular basis.
A storehouse was built to handle all the goods and it became a hub of activity in the fledgling settlement.
The tools were quickly put to use – Mr. Delin began construction on a mammoth structure – the size of which was not seen anywhere north of Portland, OR.
Finally, after months of strenuous labor, Mr. Delin’s construction project was complete…
The steam powered saw mill was larger and more advanced than the saw mill in New SorGun and could cut boards at twice the rate. Of course, with two saw mills operating in the area, lumber prices would drop, and that was welcome news to the inhabitants of the region. But selling boards was only a means to an end for Mr. Delin – He was in the business of selling land and creating an empire. The saw mill was one step in that direction. The tiny settlement had a grand celebration after the mill was completed, and for the first time in over a year, Mr. Delin took a day off…
Replies to the last Teaser
dubaidude303: Wow! I cannot wait for this one! You truly do amazing work!
MilitantRadical: Hey SimCoug, never heard Sink the Bismark before but you're right, it is very similar to Battle of New Orleans. looking forward to your next entry as usual.
Great, hope you enjoyed it.
keder: Awesome!!!! Can't wait
Fox: *Picks jaw up from the ground* Wow .. that is seriously creative!
I appreciate the kind comment!
NMUSpidey: I'm a bit on the tired side to try to think of a creative way to say, "AWESOME!" so I'll just second all the above sentiments. 5/5 of course, too.
Mithrik: SimCoug, how you make so much awesome.
Thanks for the picture
Evillions: Very nice usage of MMPs! Its hard to pull off a decent lake with those water MMPs.
Thank you Evillions, glad you stopped by.
Hope you enjoyed this update – your comments are always welcome. Thanks for stopping by.