COLUMBIA: Summer 2006 - Vol. 20, No. 2
COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2006 – Vol. 20, No. 2
Behind the Scenes 2
History Commentary 3
An author’s insights into the history behind his historical novel.
By Les Eldridge
Bellingham Bay & British Columbia 6
A small railroad with big ideas....
By George T. Foster
History Album 15
Arming the Soviets 16
The Pacific Northwest played an important role in providing our Russian allies with Lend-Lease materiel during World War II.
By William E. Saxe
Inland Military Empire 22
The armed services found the Spokane area an attractive setting for an inordinate number of World War II support facilities.
By Carolyn Hage Nunemaker
From the Collection 28
A letter home from the Klondike.
Mountains of Eternal Snow 29
Lewis and Clark recorded spotting five dormant volcanoes in the Cascade Range during the Columbia River portion of their journey.
By Allen “Doc” Wesselius
Celebrity Sea Captain 34
A reporter discovers how much of novelist Ed Van Syckle’s “Captain Peasley” was based on fact and how much on fancy.
By Joe Follansbee
Thomas Jefferson Miller 38
One of Washington’s most radical state senators.
By Jon S. Holdaway
Retrospective Reviews 44
The novels of Alan Hart.
By Peter Donahue
Additional Reading 45
Columbia Reviews 46