COLUMBIA: Fall 1994 – Vol. 8, No. 3 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Fall 1994 – Vol. 8, No. 3

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Fall 1994 – Vol. 8, No. 3

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   4
The Oregon Trail myth debunked.
By Robert E. Ficken

The Other Washington   6
Where tradition takes precedence over novel nomenclature.
By Terrence Cole

Fortress without Guns   9
Turn-of-the-century Fort Ward on Bainbridge Island played a short-lived role in the army's plans for coastal defense.
By David M. Hansen

Round with World with Citizen Train   16
Tacoma reaps international publicity on George Train's coattails.
By Frank L. Green

Walla Walla Sweets   18
Onions and ethnic rivival in an eastern Washington Italian community.
By Jens Lund

The Pacific Northwest Architecture of Carl F. Gould   24
A designer leaves his mark on the Seattle area.
By T. William Booth and William H. Wilson

From the Collection   31
Share the ride in your "V" car.

Officers' Row   32
Vancouver Barracks' historic neighborhood is being restored to its former glory.
By James Wagner and Jessica Walden

Katalla   38
An Alaska boomtown gone bust.
By Elizabeth A. Tower

Correspondence/Additional Reading   43

Columbia Reviews   46

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