COLUMBIA: Summer 2009 - Vol. 23, No. 2
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