COLUMBIA: Spring 1998 – Vol. 12, No. 1
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 1998 – Vol. 12, No. 1
From the Editor 2
History Commentary 3
The extraordinary legacy of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
By Michelle D. Bussard
Words of Gold 5
What was it like to be a news reporter covering the Klondike stampede?
By J. Kingston Pierce
Mixed-Bloods on the Cowlitz 12
The Hudson’s Bay Company fumbled its attempt to colonize the region north of the Columbia River with British subjects.
By John C. Jackson
Betty and the Bishops 17
Courtroom antics in a libel suit against the author of The Egg and I could have been a chapter from one of her novels.
By Beth Kraig
Drawing with Vision 23
The diminishing traces of north central Washington’s native rock art are preserved for posterity in the little-known work of Harold J. Cundy.
By William D. Layman
From the Collection 33
Remember the Maine!
We Danced All Night 34
Pioneer life began to take on the trappings of civilized society with the advent of the “dance.”
By Jacqueline Williams
History Album 39
Meet the Brown’s Point volunteer firefighters of 1925.
Politics in the Blood 40
The story of Dan Evans’s meteoric rise to political stardom.
By George W. Scott
Correspondence/Additional Reading 45
Columbia Reviews 46