George Putnam Riley (1833–1905)

George Putnam Riley, a native of Boston, participated in both the California and Canadian Northwest Territory Gold Rushes. In 1869, Riley along with 14 other Portland, Oregon residents–11 African American men, two African American women, and one white man–formed the Workingmen’s Joint Stock Association (WJSA). … Read MoreGeorge Putnam Riley (1833–1905)