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COLUMBIA: Winter 1998–99 – Vol. 12, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Winter 1998–99 – Vol. 12, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 1998–99 – Vol. 12, No. 4

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Pioneers of commerce in the Pacific Northwest.

More Power to You   4
The national politics and federal policies that refashioned the Columbia River in the 1930s.
By Richard Lowitt

History Album   11
The Chutes of Two Rivers.

Klee Wyk   12
During the 1950s and early 1960s this design studio and gallery on the Nisqually flats focused on Northwest Coast Indian art.
By Maria Pascualy

O, Christmas Tree!   16
The rise and decline of the Christmas tree industry in Washington.
By Dennis Tompkins

From the Collection   23
In consideration of $40.00 . . . Bismark.

Kathleen Eloisa Rockwell   24
From dance-hall damsel to self-made icon of the Klondike gold rush era.
By James Bledsoe

The Wreck of the Varsity   32
The Gig Harbor sardine seiner that never made it home.
By Lee Makovich

Citizen Train and the “City of Destiny”   36
The Great Crank booms Tacoma with “psychic verse” and a trip around the world.
By Kurt E. Armbruster

Columbia Reviews   44
Recent books of interest in Northwest history.
Edited by Robert C. Carriker

Correspondence/Additional Reading   48


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