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