COLUMBIA: Summer 2001 - Vol. 15, No. 2
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2001 – Vol. 15, No. 2
From the Editor 2
History Commentary 3
Two young World War II airplane spotters kept watch from an eastern Washington Forest Service lookout.
By Richard J. Johnson
The Guns of Fort Worden 6
Life in Battery Ash for a National Guardsmen from Tacoma.
By Floyd Oles
A Witness to History 12
Ralph Chaplin: labor radical, poet, songwriter, editor...and curator.
By Maria Pascualy
From the Collection 16
“When a homeseeker arrives, he remains.”
Forest Reserves vs. Money for Schools 17
A look at how early decisions about public lands in Washington led to conflict between the state and federal governments.
By Linda Byers
A Lasting Legacy—Part II 23
Continuing the discussion of place name designations made by Lewis and Clark in the Pacific Northwest.
By Allen “Doc” Wesselius
Sea of Fire 32
The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 destroyed the waterfront business district but set off an enormous building boom.
By Kirk R. Davies
David Thompson’s Claims 38
Thompson’s three separate accounts of his journey to Astoria raise more questions than they answer.
By William Moreau
Columbia Reviews 44
Additional Reading 48