COLUMBIA: Spring 1998 – Vol. 12, No. 1 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Spring 1998 – Vol. 12, No. 1

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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


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