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COLUMBIA: Spring 1997 – Vol. 11, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 1997 – Vol. 11, No. 1

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
A board member looks back at the Society’s last 10 years.
By Charles Twining

They Staggered as if They Were Drunk 6
The Yakutat Bay earthquakes of September 1899.
By William Alley

Uncle Sam’s Response to the Great Depression   14
A pictorial record of the New Deal program that put unemployed Washingtonians on the job.
By Carlos A. Schwantes

Oceanography Comes to the University of Washington   20
Thomas G. Thompson and the creation of the first marine sciences school in the Northwest.
By Victor B. Scheffer with Richard M. Strickland

Mary Richardson Walker   26
A glimpse into the life of one of the Oregon Country’s first women missionaries.
By Joyce W. Prairie

Negotiations or Dictations?   32
Why did Isaac Stevens’s Chehalis River treaty council fail to produce a signed agreement?
By Cary C. Collins

History Album   40
Motorcycle madness.

Wooden Money   41
The Depression-era scrip from Tenino that became famous around the world.
By Arthur Dwelley

Correspondence/Additional Reading   45

Columbia Reviews   46


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