COLUMBIA: Fall 1988 – Vol. 2, No. 3 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Fall 1988 – Vol. 2, No. 3

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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.


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