COLUMBIA: Summer 2001 - Vol. 15, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Summer 2001 - Vol. 15, No. 2

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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

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