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COLUMBIA: Summer 2000 - Vol. 14, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Summer 2000 - Vol. 14, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2000 – Vol. 14, No. 2

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Memories of a summer spent dredging for gold in Alaska.
By Tyre A. Newton

The Search for the Tonquin   6
After 190 years, the site of the Astoria settlement ship’s destruction remains a mystery.
By E. W. Giesecke

The Red Shield Inn   12
This historic building escaped the wrecking ball three times before it became the home of the Fort Lewis Military Museum.
By Alan H. Archambault

Play Ball!   14
The Seattle Pilots brought major league baseball to the Pacific Northwest.
By Kurt Schaefer

History Album   23
Beard, boots, blue jeans...and Jipp.

Helmi   24
The early years of Helmi Juvonen, a major artist of the “Northwest School,” as revealed in her correspondence.
By Wesley Wehr

F. McElroy   32
This red-bearded pioneer came west to seek his fortune and found it in the fledgling town of Olympia.
By Harry McElroy Strong

From the Collection   38

The Whatcom County Nine   39
Why was this group of Metis families singled out for prosecution—or is that persecution?
By Peyton Kane

Correspondence/Additional Reading   45

Columbia Reviews   46


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