COLUMBIA: Winter 2001–02 – Vol. 15, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Winter 2001–02 – Vol. 15, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 2001–02 – Vol. 15, No. 4

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
Species extinction and cultural arrogance—the perils of ignoring history.
By William G. Robbins

The Ellensburg Tree of Justice   6
On this hot August night in 1895 it was hard to tell the good guys from the bad.
By Howard D. Baumgart

From the Collection   16
The Puyallup Commerce “hardly ever milx dux....”

A Lasting Legacy—Part IV   17
The final installment of the Lewis and Clark place names series.
By Allen “Doc” Wesselius

Through the “Magnificent Gateway”   24
A pioneer family on the last leg of the Oregon Trail—traversing the wild and beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
By Weldon W. Rau

Reginald H. Thomson   30
Cutting through the myths about this powerful but little-understood icon from Seattle’s past.
By William H. Wilson

History Album   36
The Nippon Kan in Seattle’s International District.

Migration of a Cultural Landscape Pattern   37
Leavenworth has become a symbol of change and ingenuity for many small western communities.
By R. Jake Sudderth

Correspondence/Additional Reading   45

Columbia Reviews   46

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