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COLUMBIA: Spring 2003 – Vol. 17, No. 1 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Spring 2003 – Vol. 17, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 2003 – Vol. 17, No. 1

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Snake River history for the armchair traveler.
By Junius Rochester

After the Fire   7
Architect H. H. Richardson’s influence on post-fire Seattle.
By Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis Alan Andersen

From the Collection   16
“There is a city beautiful....”

River of Memory   17
What was the Columbia like before the dams?
By William D. Layman

Columbia, Washington, or Tacoma?   25
The naming and attempted renaming of the Evergreen State.
By Robert E. Ficken

History Album 31
One tourist’s view of the “Gem City,” 1908.
By Juanita W. Therrell

Passing Through   32
The early days of Spokane tourism.
By Nancy A. Bunker

Militiamen to Hawaii   37
A 1914 training voyage on the USS Milwaukee unexpectedly tested the mettle of two Pacific Northwest naval militia units.
By Thomas C. Buckley

Correspondence & Additional Reading   42

Columbia Reviews   44

To Our Members   46
A new COLUMBIA feature.


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