COLUMBIA: Spring 1987 – Vol. 1, No. 1
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 1987 – Vol. 1, No. 1
History Commentary 2
Reaching out to new readers with Columbia.
By John McClelland Jr.
Who Was that Lady Your Town Is Named After? 3
Information gleaned from Place Names of Washington.
Centennial Hall of Honor 6
The Washington State Historical Society will honor 100 by 1989.
When History Was News 8
News from the prospective "Territory of Columbia," 1853.
When Washington Had an Income Tax 10
Today's tax debates are nothing new.
By Philip Roberts
The Wilkes Exploring Expedition in the Pacific Northwest 17
"America's Cook" explores Oregon Country.
By David Buerge
Massacre on the Oregon Trail 33
The emigrants were nearly to their home in the Northwest when disaster struck.
By Dr. Carl Schlicke
On Exhibit: The Lost Voyage of Laperouse 44
Columbia Reviews 45
History Album 48
Rare or unusual photos of our region's past.