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COLUMBIA: Winter 1999–2000 – Vol. 13, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society

COLUMBIA: Winter 1999–2000 – Vol. 13, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 1999–2000 – Vol. 13, No. 4

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
For a better understanding of history...hit the road.
By David L. Nicandri

Prelude to a Pacific Century   6
Washington Guardsmen test their mettle in the Philippines.
By William Woodward

The Last of the Sea Otter Hunters   14
The extinction of Washington’s native species of sea otters was accompanied by the blast of gunpowder.
By Victor B. Scheffer

From the Collection   17
Lobby cards and movie posters.

Everything Rolled Downhill   18
How the Okanogan County Courthouse started out in mining high country and ended up in a river valley.
By David L. Chapman

Coming Full Circle   24
The trail that began as a tool for protecting Mount Rainier’s resources has become an important resource in and of itself.
By Paul Sadin

A Mountain Calling   34
The Tacoma Eastern—a road to Paradise.
By Michael Sullivan

Nootka Sound in the 1790s   40
Britain threatens Spain with war over Friendly Cove.
By Thornton Thomas

Columbia Reviews   44

Additional Reading   48


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