Gray, Robert (17551806), a United States sea captain and fur trader. In 1792. while sailing along the Pacific coast, he discovered the Columbia River and named it for his ship. His discovery helped the United States later to establish its claim to the Oregon territory. Gray was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island. During 178990 he commanded the Columbia on the first voyage to carry the United States flag around the world. He again circumnavigated the globe in 179093. Gray later settled in Boston as a master of coastal vessels.Captain Robert Gray discovered and named the Columbia River in Oregon.
History of New Hampshire. Prehistoric hunters may have roamed what is now New Hampshire as early as 6000 B.C.
The original inhabitants of Nebraska were Indians who arrived there more than 10,000 years ago and probably were part of a group known collectively as Folsom man.