COLUMBIA: Fall 1988 – Vol. 2, No. 3
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Fall 1988 – Vol. 2, No. 3
History Commentary 2
How much do we care?
By John McClelland Jr.
Glory Days of Vaudeville 3
Tum-of-the-century Seattle was a hotbed of the liveliest of stage arts.
By Nancy Allison Wright
The Hawaiian Connection 10
Our ties to the islands began two centuries ago, and continue today.
By J. Richard Nokes
The Long Wait for Statehood 18
Statehood was slow—very slow—in coming to Washington and Idaho.
By Merle Wells
Timber History in Watercolors 24
Robert Chamberlain's paintings, now on display at the Society museum, show the colorful early history of Northwest logging.
The Year U. S. Grant Spent in Washington 26
An excerpt from a new biography.
By Charles G. Ellington
Washington Lights Up 33
Electricity's debut in the Northwest was charged with controversy and challenge.
By Robert C. Wing
Original Governor's Mansion 40
In the Northwest's first historic preservation fight, preservation lost.
By Norman Johnston
Columbia Reviews 46
History Album 48
Fill 'er up at the Teapot Dome.
When History Was News 49
Captain Kendrick reports on island discoveries, Indian attacks, and the fur trade.