COLUMBIA: Fall 1991 – Vol. 5, No. 3 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Fall 1991 – Vol. 5, No. 3

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Fall 1991 – Vol. 5, No. 3

From the Editor   2
Bruce Wilson gave us a gift of immeasurable value.
By David L. Nicandri

A Wedding of Function and Fantasy   3
The fate of Spokane's fabulous Davenport Hotel hangs in the balance.
By Henry Matthews

Seduced and Abandoned?   12
Northwest utilities followed WPPSS into a financial morass that led to the largest municipal bond default in American history.
By Daniel Pope

From the Collection   21
Railroad Americana.

The Promise of Greatness   22
Washington's grand new state history museum takes shape with the selection of its architect.
By Bruno B. Freschi

River Worlds   28
An examination of the "currents of change " along the shores of the Columbia.
By James P. Ronda

History Album   34
Fishing the Greenwater.

John Kendrick   35
A recounting of this luckless captain's Pacific Northwest exploits reveals more disappointments than successes.
By J. Richard Nokes

Treaty or Non-Treaty Status   40
Pondering the incongruities of the treaty-making process employed with western Washington tribes.
By Daniel L. Boxberger and Herbert C. Taylor Jr.

Columbia Reviews   46

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