COLUMBIA: Winter 2008–09 – Vol. 22, No. 4 - Washington State Historical Society
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COLUMBIA: Winter 2008–09 – Vol. 22, No. 4

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COLUMBIA: The Magazine of Northwest History
Winter 2008–09 – Vol. 22, No. 4

From the Editor   2

History Commentary   3
The Governor’s Mansion centennial.
By Gerry Alexander

When Papa Was a Delegate   6
Harry Espy heads to the 1912 Republican National Convention.
By Sydney Stevens

Ebenezer R. Roberts   15
A talented and dedicated gardener whose legacy lives on in three of Tacoma’s most beautiful public parks.
By Jenn Chushcoff

From the Collection   22
“An adventure into fairyland.”

Miners at Work   23
Jacob Elshin’s art for the people—at the Renton Post Office.
By Bernice L. Thomas

Grist for the Mill   27
The rise and fall of Washington’s flour milling industry.
By Norman Reed

Online Image Collections   31
Railroad posters.

McLoughlin’s Grand Jury   32
A miscarriage of justice on the fur trade frontier.
By Steve A. Anderson

Celilo Village   40
Beset by an inexorable wave of American “progress,” this ancient Indian community had to struggle to survive.
By Katrine Barber

Retrospective Reviews  44
The works of June Burn.
By Peter Donahue

Additional Reading 45

Columbia Reviews 46

Correspondence   48

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