COLUMBIA: Winter 2004–05 – Vol. 18, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Winter 2004–05 – Vol. 18, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 2004–05 – Vol. 18, No. 4

To Our Members   2

History Commentary   3
Changing attitudes about preservation.
By Lawrence Kreisman

Searching for Point Lewis   6
A history sleuth solves the mystery of William Clark’s lost landmark.
By Allen “Doc” Wesselius

From the Collection   11
Where the grapevine twineth....

An Unlikely Champion   12
Jefferson Davis’s vision for uniting the American landmass, east to west, under one flag.
By Karen Meador

The Case of the Mullan Road   22
Recording new and existing place names and documenting the landscape were part of the surveying work of early road construction crews.
By Ronald E. Grim and Paul D. McDermott

Maud Lillie Bolin   29
A pioneer of aviation for Washington women and Native Americans, this Yakama woman was also a cowgirl, rodeo performer, drama coach, and community activist.
By Lynn E. Bragg

History Album   33
The Boerhave Sisters Orchestra, aka the Mystic Five.

The Cattle Battle   34
Dairy cows were essential to the success of Pacific Northwest homesteaders.
By Laurie Winn Carlson

Alexander Ross’s Koran   41
An unexpected find in a fur trader’s library.
By Edward W. Nolan

Columbia Reviews   44

Notices/Additional Reading   46

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