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New Land, North of the Columbia: Historic Documents That Tell the Story of Washington State from Territory Histor ic Documents that Tell the Story of Washington State from Territory to Today
This colorful and fascinating collection documents the story of Washington Territory--when it was the "new land north of the Columbia River all the way to today's NASA landsat map of the State of Washington. McConaghy has traversed the state and sifted through the files of three dozen archives to cull the more than 400 documents that bring to life Washington's last 150 ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Sasquatch Books
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This is a wonderful coffee table book that has documents and commentary that tell the story of Washington State from Territory to about 2005. I mainly skimmed it and just read what grabbed me and looked at a lot of the document copies which included marriage certificates, treaties, postcards, letters, many photos, cartoons and much more. Each page or two was about one topic, which were mostly presented in chronilogical order. The topics were summarized similar to a paragraph in a history book. ...more
The author obviously put an enormous amount of research into this book. The archived materials she found are presented in a beautiful format and cover the history of Washington from 1852 to the present day. You will need a bright reading light and a magnifying glass to get full benefit of the reproduced materials. All in all, it's a great way to learn Washington history.
Lorraine McConaghy is the historian at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Warship under Sail is her first book."More about Lorraine McConaghy...