COLUMBIA: Summer 2009 - Vol. 23, No. 2 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Summer 2009 - Vol. 23, No. 2

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Summer 2009 – Vol. 23, No. 2

History Commentary  2
Going to Seattle.
By Janet Grimes

Eddie Bentz   5
One of the most prolific bank robbers of the 1930s called Tacoma his hometown.
By Mavis Amundson

McGraw Square   10
One of Seattle’s smallest parks honors one of its biggest boosters.
By Steven E. Houchin

Image Collections Online   13
Women in Washington history.

Modern Medicine Comes of Age   14
The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition brought Seattle’s public health issues to the fore and touted recent medical advances.
By Cathy Lykes

From the Collection   21
Schrag and Elmer’s general store.

A Women’s Place   22
With the birth of the 1970s feminist movement, lesbianism came out of the closet in Seattle.
By Gary L. Atkins

Fort Walla Walla   28
The U.S. Army post that was built not once but three times.
By Steve Charles Plucker

Retrospective Reviews   36
The Northwest memoirs of Floyd Schmoe.
By Peter Donahue

Additional Reading   37

Columbia Reviews   38

Correspondence   40


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