Jason Lee was a Methodist missionary sent to Oregon. He built his mission on the banks of the Willamette, then lobbied his Mission Board to send more personnel so he could open branch mission houses. He spoke in churches urging people to move to the land of the setting sun and help build a Christian Oregon. And he lobbied Congress to establish Oregon as a Territory. Jason died in the noon of life so he had no opportunity to enjoy triumph. But years later when the state needed to select two of its native sons to honor in the Statuary Hall of the Capital Building in Washington, D.C., they chose Jason Lee as one of them. For ages 9 to 13.
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