Nathan Olney

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Comments (8)

historywarrior on February 23, 2009

Final resting place of Nathan Olney; First white resident of The Dalles; Organized local militia and Indian scouts; Indian Agent of Oregon.

DonOlney on November 20, 2010

Thank you for this photo. I hope to be able to go Ft. Simcoe next year. .

historywarrior on November 20, 2010

Are you related to Nathan? I never meet any of his family.

Teachalisa on November 30, 2010

Yes, I am related to him and I've been to Ft. Simcoe with my mom.

historywarrior on March 20, 2011

write me at

Ron Olney on June 23, 2011

Yes, I am a great great great grandson of Nath Olney and had my picture taken at his burial site at Fort Simcoe when I was a young boy. He was a great man as was my father who was raised on the Olney Ranch that was once one third of the city of Toppenish. He became the head Chief Justice of the Yakama Indian Nation and was a well respected person of great interest in his own right. Thanks for your work on his history! FYI, I have spent many years of my life in tracing the Olney family genealogy.

historywarrior on June 23, 2011

You are most welcome in what I have done for your family. I've "met" Nathan while doing work on Maj. Granville Haller who was stationed at Ft. Dalles.

Lisa Elliott on December 16, 2011

Hi, I just contacted you by email. I am related to Nathan Olney.

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Photo taken in Fort Simcoe State Park, 5150 Fort Simcoe Road, White Swan, WA 98952, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 23, 2009
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    by historywarrior
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S602 ZOOM
    • Taken on 2005/07/03 09:52:54
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/450)
    • Focal Length: 7.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash