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