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COLUMBIA: Spring 2016 – Vol. 30, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 2016 – Vol. 30, No. 1

History Commentary 2

James Cook and Enlightenment Era exploration in context.
By David L. Nicandri

GI Joe Goes to College 7
A World War II army training program sent soldiers to school instead of the trenches—for a while.
By Edward Bergh Jr.

Coming Home Again 12

At the end of a world tour following his presidency, Ulysses S. Grant stopped by Vancouver to haunt his old stomping grounds.
By Kristine Deacon

Cold War Fallout 16

Spokane residents took action to protect themselves in case atomic bombs came their way.
By Lee O’Connor

From the Collection 22

Down at the depot.

The Tacoma Theatre 23

Although it no longer exists, the first grand entertainment venue built in Tacoma formed the anchor of today’s Theater District.
By Kim Davenport

Retrospective Reviews 28

The juvenile novels of Reed Fulton.
By Peter Donahue

Correspondence & Additional Reading 29

Columbia Reviews 30

History Album 32
Before Seafair.


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