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About Me
My husband and I were first exposed to historical beads in the early 1980's as we shared an interest in Oregon History, traveling around the state, exploring sites from the early years before statehood. We especially appreciated the Oregon Indian and fur trapper era, with my husband reading as many historical, archeological, and other related topics as possible. When we saw our first Chevron, we were entranced! The cultural history, the imagined scenes that might be pictured as that bead passed from glass blower in Italy, to slave trader, to African chief, to hold of a ship as ballast, to the horseback ride across the Rockies with the fur trader as he sought to exchange beads for furs; all of these scenes can flash before your eyes as you contemplate each bead. It is my hope that you will find a passion for understanding history through these artifacts. I know that your appreciation for the desire to create self-adornment that follows every era in history will bring you to a closer understanding of not only yesterday, but of today. Please enjoy this site and the pleasure that these historical treasures have brought into our lives.

Sincerely,
Marsha

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