COLUMBIA: Summer 1998 - Vol. 12, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Summer 1998 - Vol. 12, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 1998 – Vol. 12, No. 2

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Thoughts on a boxcar graffiti artist.
By Herb Blisard

Oregon’s Carlisle   6
A history of Chemawa Indian School.
By Cary C. Collins

A Century of Services for the Mentally Ill   11
Washington’s state-run psychiatric programs: an overview.
By William R. Conte

History Album   18
Red Cross to the rescue.

Oysterville Remembered   19
Memories of growing up on the tide flats of Shoalwater Bay.
By Willard R. Espy

Ezra Meeker’s Quest for Klondike Gold   24
Puget Sound’s pioneer “hop king” turned gold digger.
By Howard Clifford

From the Collection   30
The engine that could.

Vic Meyers   31
Not your run-of-the-mill candidate for mayor.
By Patrick Diviney

Clallam County’s Spruce Railroad   36
A monument to the war effort made obsolete by the armistice.
By Mary L. Stough

Yakima Canutt   38
The cowboy way…led this Colfax cowboy to Hollywood.
By Michael Allen

Correspondence   44

Additional Reading   45

Columbia Reviews   46

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