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Chorpenning, George, 1820-1894



George Chorpenning (1 June 1820 - 3 April 1894), American transporation pioneer, operated mail service in western states during the 1850s. Beginning in 1857, he petitioned the United States government for compensation and recovery of business losses, a claim that remained unresolved at his death in 1894.

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George Chorpenning papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-2767
Abstract: The papers consist of account books, financial records, legal records, correspondence, and maps that document George Chorpenning's operation of an overland mail route in western states during the 1850s, his subsequent petition to the United States government for reimbursement, and other business, including his interest in a quartz mine in Sparta, Oregon, owned by E. E. Clough. The papers include correspondence of Chorpenning's sons George and Frank relating to continued claims against the...
Dates: 1856-1903