Started from Oskaluca Iowa by ox team, April m1, 1852. Arrival on coast: Portland, Oregon, October 1, 1852. Companions in party: Captain Harris was their captain. Located in Thurston Co.: Located first at Tenino. Abram Tilley stayed in Portland Oregon the winter of 52 and 53. The spring of 1853, came up the Cowlitz River in Indian canoe. Settled on the old Tilley place known by all the old settlers near Tenino.
Washington State Library
Thurston County Historical Association, and Thurston County Historic Commission