Washington State Magazine

Tag: Northwest history

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Trail to Gold: The Pend Oreille Route
Winter 2014
During the Pacific Northwest’s mining boom in the second half of the nineteenth century, small communities to house and supply miners appeared throughout the West. And the need to move supplies into these areas lead to the arrival of steamboa...
Categories: Washington state history
Tags: Northwest history, Gold, Pend Oreille River

The Long Journey of the Nez Perce: A Battle History from Cottonwood to Bear Paw
Spring 2012
In his foreword to the latest account of the Nez Perce War of 1877, Kevin Carson ’81 writes, “In my memory, there was never a time when our family was not fascinated by the saga of the Nez Perce.” Carson’s great-great-great grandfather, Lev...
Categories: History, Military sciences
Tags: Native Americans, Native American leaders, Northwest history

"They are all Red Out Here": Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925
Fall 2009
Few if any aspects of the Northwest’s political and labor history have been so thoroughly documented as the region’s most radical era, from the 1890s to the First World War.  Books and articles have highlighted such topics as the rise of...
Categories: History
Tags: Northwest history, Labor and unions, Radical politics

In Praise of Fertile Land
Summer 2005
There aren't many anthologies that juxtapose poems by the likes of Robert Frost with those of elementary school kids. In Praise of Fertile Land does, and it works. My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Towar...
Categories: Poetry
Tags: Northwest history

O Palouse!
Winter 2007
O Palouse!, a DVD about the area, obviously started as one of those absolutely great ideas. Take an area that's extraordinarily photogenic. Good geologic bones, good seasonal color. Unique personality. Add a rich history of relatively recent European...
Categories: Geography, Photography
Tags: Northwest history, Natural Resources