New Land North of the Columbia
This colorful and fascinating collection of documents traces the paper trail that is the story of Washington State, from its years as a territory starting in 1854 (showing the officially recorded seal of Washingtonia held in the Washington State Archives) to present day. Spanning 150 years, these documents paint an illustrious picture of what Washington State was, and what is has become. The book includes posters and letters that support and condemn women's right to vote, prohibition of the sale of alcohol, and aid to the unemployed during the Great Depression. From the Manhattan Project to the Cold War, the birth of grunge to the rise of Washington wine country, historian Lorraine McConaghy traversed the state to cull some 400-plus items to create this truly fascinating documented history of Washington State.