COLUMBIA: Summer 1997 - Vol. 11, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Summer 1997 - Vol. 11, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 1997 – Vol. 11, No. 2

From the Editor   2

Bellevues I Have Known   3
The history of this “edge city” reflects the broader scope of America’s urban growth.
By Charles P. LeWarne

Eugene Barnett Talks About the Centralia Conspiracy   10
This Wobbly “vocumentary” covers the controversial events of November 11, 1919, in Centralia, Washington.
By William H. Friedland and Archie Green

Harbingers of Change   18
By the time Lewis and Clark reached the Columbia Plateau, the Indians there had already experienced indirect white contact.
By Lawrence H. Cebula

From the Collection   23
Old commercial catalogs can be a rich source of information.

River of Gold   24
The Klondike stampede brought a flood of wealth to the Pacific Northwest.
By J. Kingston Pierce

History Album   32
“Eleanor on the Elwha.”

The Great Fort George Wright Heist   33
This supposedly regimental post came up missing almost 100 structures.
By Carl P. Schlicke

The Women Behind Washington’s Libraries   37
Evergreen State clubwomen were essential to the establishment of a valuable cultural resource.
By Margaret Gribskov

Postscript   43
More on the Yakutat earthquakes of 1899.

Additional Reading   45

Columbia Reviews   46

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