I was out and about today and walked by the Covington House, a historic log cabin situated a bit north of downtown Vancouver, WA.
Lo and behold, what did I discover when I read the placard in front of the building? That it apparently "housed the first piano in the Oregon Country."
My inner piano nerd was delighted upon making this discovery. It's amazing what you discover when you stop to read historical anecdotes every now and then.