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COLUMBIA: Summer 2002 - Vol. 16, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Summer 2002 - Vol. 16, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2002 – Vol. 16, No. 2

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Our state capitol: tales and dreams.
By Leavitt S. White

The King County Poor Farm   8
The evolving mission of this public-funded entity planted the seeds of two regional medical centers.
By Terri Mitchell

The Artistic Views of Gustavus Sohon   16
This series of images provides graphic details of Colonel George Wright’s “savage campaign” of 1858.
By Paul D. McDermott and Ronald E. Grim

From the Collection   23
The Monorail—inspiration for the future or a relic of Seattle’s past?

Indian Trade Blankets in the Pacific Northwest   24
From a humble and utilitarian beginning as a trade good and article of clothing to a prized status symbol and valuable collector’s item.

By W. R. Swagerty

History Album   29
Ezra Meeker’s best friend.

“Irish Pat” McMurtry   32
The world heavyweight champion who might have been.
By Peter Bacho

Following in Their Footsteps   37
The birth and infancy of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, 24 years old in November 2002.
By Wallace G. Lewis

Correspondence/Additional Reading   43

Columbia Reviews   44


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