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COLUMBIA: Spring 2012 – Vol. 26, No. 1 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Spring 2012 – Vol. 26, No. 1

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Spring 2012 – Vol. 26, No. 1

From the Director   2
Introductions.
By Jennifer Kilmer

History Commentary   3
A young Washingtonian’s introduction to the civil rights movement.
By Robert Keller

Before SIFF   5
The dawn of film culture in Seattle and the Puget Sound region.
By Jeff Katz

From the Collection 9
Remembering the Titanic.

David Douglas   10
An early 19th-century naturalist whose insights and observations about the Pacific  Northwest still carry weight today.
By Jack Nisbet

Image Collections Online   14
Let’s play ball!

Nest of Dangers   15
Captain Edward Belcher’s 1839 expedition to chart the depths at the mouth of the Columbia River.
By Mike Rees

Let the Law Take Its Course   20
In 1891 Walla Walla was a “modern” town with a Wild West hankering for justice.
By Terrell D. Gottschall

Columbia Reviews   28

Retrospective Reviews   30
Cogewea, the Half-Blood, by Mourning Dove.
By Peter Donahue

Additional Reading   31

History Album   32
Ella Shepard Bush.


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