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COLUMBIA: Spring 1992 – Vol. 6, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 1992 – Vol. 6, No. 1

Frank S. Matsura   2
This turn-of-the-century Japanese immigrant helped put Okanogan Count on the map.
By JoAnn Roe

Sailors' Scourge   9
Early maritime explorers in the Pacific Northwest battled more than the elements—scurvy was their unrelenting enemy.
By Jacqueline Williams

From the Collection   13
The road to Attalia.

Ballyhoo?   14
Could J. Walter Thompson possibly have understated the many and varied charms of the Far Corner?
By Beth Kraig

History Album   19
A 1920s forest service version of the car phone.

Whitman County Grit   20
No noose is good noose.
By Jean F. Hankins

John Slocum   27
His "death" experience brought the Indian Shaker Church to life.
By Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown

The Itinerant West   33
Casual laborers from California to Canada played an important role in the development of the resource frontier.
By Evelyne Stitt Pickett

Correspondence   39

Frederick Kurt Kirsten   40
Saxon schoolboy turned Northwest engineering professor/inventor.
By Mark Levinson

Columbia Reviews   46

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