A beneficent Uncle Sam: Tacoma and Pierce
County look forward to federal largesse in the form of an new army post at
American Lake. The post would become Fort Lewis, epitomizing the close links that developed between the U.S. military and the Pacific Northwest
during the 20th century. (Tacoma Daily Ledger, January 5, 1917)
The following websites are useful sources of
information on the history of the Pacific Northwest:
for Columbia River History. This site features a great
selection of resources related to the Columbia basin area and such issues as
Native American history, dams, salmon, World War II, irrigation, etc.
History and Literature of the Pacific Northwest.
This is a fantastic site that examines the role of literature in creating a sense of regional
identity in the Pacific Northwest. It includes excerpts from examples
of Northwest literature and commentaries on various genres and eras in the
Labor Project...resources on labor history in the Pacific Northwest at
the University of Oregon.
of History and Industry is the premier museum in the Pacific
Northwest. It has a particularly good collection of online photos,
including many from the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Archives and Records Administration, Seattle. NARA's Seattle
branch has a wide collection of archival material dealing with topics such
as Native American history, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park
Service, and the U.S. Navy. NARA also has detailed census reports on
Northwest Labor History at the University of Washington...this project
has a variety of resources available on topics such as Labor newspapers in
the region, Communism in Washington State, the Seattle General Strike of
1919, and the WTO protests of 1999.
Pacific Northwest newspaper
UW Special Collections...allows search of regional newspapers. NOTE: This search
facility is being developed from an old card catalog. The online
search facility does not yet include all entries from the card
catalog. As a result, it may be worthwhile to visit Special
Collections and look at the card catalog for subject areas of
History page...the interviews are mostly related to politics and
War II bibliography. Lists books, articles and other resources
that deal with the wartime experience in the Pacific Northwest.
Progressive Era Reform in Seattle city government, Seattle
Star, October 24, 1910. The woman voter is pictured
sweeping from office Mayor Hiram Gill, Police Chief Charles "Wappy"
Wappenstein, and various others labeled "Krook,"
"Undesirable," and "Pink Cuff." Many observers
believed Gill and Wappenstein tolerated the city's profitable prostitution and
gambling industries in exchange for payoffs. The cartoon argues that if
Washington women were granted the vote, they would be central to cleaning up
city government by removing from office various corrupt officials. A
referendum granting women the vote passed in 1910. As predicted, Women
were key participants in a special election held in early 1911 that recalled
Mayor Gill and (at least temporarily) cleaned up the city's vice industry.
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