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COLUMBIA: Spring 1999 – Vol. 13, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 1999 – Vol. 13, No. 1

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
How will we write the history of Hanford?
By Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi

On Sidesaddle to the Columbia   9
Pioneer women rode the Oregon Trail in truly feminine fashion.
By Laurie Winn Carlson

From the Collection   15
Planning for the construction of a “Nicaragua Canal.”

The Washington State Capitol Campus and Its Peripatetic Planning   16
Piecing together the people, events and issues that influenced (and interfered with) the design of the capitol group.
By Norman J. Johnston

Rivers of the West   24
Alexander Mackenzie’s initial expedition in search of a northwest passage led him to the Arctic Ocean.
By Barry Gough

The Kaiser’s Navy Surveys Puget Sound   38
Looking for the perfect naval base.
By Terrell D. Gottschall

Notices/Additional Reading   43

Columbia Reviews   44


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