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COLUMBIA: Spring 1995 – Vol. 9, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 1995 – Vol. 9, No. 1

From the President   2

History Commentary   3
Shoot-out at the P(olitically) C(orrect) Corral.
By Michael Allen

Regulars and Militia   6
The changing role of the post-frontier militia in Washington.
By Kent D. Richards

The Politics of Transportation   13
How Washington's state government got into the ferry business.
By George W. Scott

Washington's Public Architecture   20
For over a century, state planners and architects have been "building for the future."
By Norman J. Johnson

The Wreck of the Crown City   24
This Puget Sound-based merchant freighter risked crew and cargo in 1942 while participating in the war effort.
By Harold F. Osborne

Hanford's Historic Reactors   31
The story of Hanford's early years is one of constant change.
By Michele S. Gerber

From the Collection   37
Hudson's Bay Company recruitment poster.

“Whole Kingdoms for the Sake of a Harbor”   38
A route to the Pacific Northwest via the 49th parallel and the Oregon Treaty negotiations.
By Daniel Clayton

Correspondence/Additional Reading 45

Columbia Reviews   46

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