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COLUMBIA: Summer 2003 - Vol. 17, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Summer 2003 - Vol. 17, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2003 – Vol. 17, No. 2

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Opposite ends of the pole: two geographic histories of Washington’s trees.
By Jana Dean

Shaken but Still Standing   6
Washington’s Legislative Building has weathered three major earthquakes.
By Heather Lockman

Atoms for Peace   11
How WSU’s Nuclear Radiation Center came into being and why it still exists.
By Darlene A. Croteau

1001 Curious Things   17
For over a century, Ye Old Curiosity Shop has offered visitors a glimpse of things rare, weird, and wonderful.
By Kate Duncan

Hunting for Empire   24
As hunters and “men of science,” Lewis and Clark laid claim to America.
By Daniel Herman

History Album   31
Car camping—the great escape.

Boeing’s Flying Boat   32
Tracing the fate of the B314, Pan Am’s largest and last Clipper.
By Kenneth L. Calkins

From the Collection   37
Home on the range.

The Kennedy Train   38
The trials and tribulations of leading a wagon train over the Oregon Trail.
By Everell Cummins

Columbia Reviews   44

Correspondence & Additional Reading   46

To Our Members   48


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