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Why Do We Need a State Library?

December 3rd, 2014 Will Stuivenga Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Institutional Library Services, Library 21 Initiative, News, Public Services, State Library Collections, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library No Comments »

Slice of Advocate headerTo quote a prominent library administrator: “Every library is designed to serve a specific community:

  • Public libraries serve the people of a specific city or county.
  • Academic libraries serve the faculty, staff, and students of a specific college or university.
  • School libraries serve the students and teachers of a specific school.
  • Medical libraries serve doctors, nurses, and patients at a specific hospital.
  • Law libraries serve the attorneys and staff of a specific law firm.

Each library is designed to add value to the specific community that it serves.”

The Washington State Library (WSL) is none of the above. Its broad mission is to collect and preserve materials of value for the entire State of Washington.

This theme is developed in the current issue of the WLFFTA newsletter, the Advocate. WLFFTA stands for Washington Library Friends, Foundations, Trustees & Advocates, and is an interest group of the Washington Library Association.

The current issue of the Advocate focuses on the Washington State Library and some of its key services and programs. It also highlights the precarious budget situation in which the State Library currently finds itself. Read the entire newsletter at http://sos.wa.gov/q/AF2014.

 

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New Arrivals in the NW Collections

November 11th, 2014 WSL NW & Special Collections Posted in Articles, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

pnw new arrivalsA listing of some recent additions to the Pacific Northwest Circulating Collection at Washington State Library’s Central Library.

 

Last Chapter and Worse: A Far Side Collection. By Gary Larson. (London: Warner Books, 1996. 107 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 741.5973 LARSON 1996
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o43221795

Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story Of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival. By Peter Stark. (New York: Ecco, 2014. 366 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.5 STARK 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o875697499

The Last Pysht Valley Pioneer: Gertrude Stange Fernandes. By Karolyn Hamerquist Burdick. (Clallam Bay, WA: Karolyn Hamerquist Burdick, 2013. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.799 BURDICK 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o884583007

Last Wednesday: a Pacific Northwest Anthology of Poetry. By Gene Bradbury, Howard Chadwick, Judith Duncan [and 5 others]. (Sequim, Washington: Wide Awake Publishing, 2013. 101 pp.)
NW 811.608 LAST WE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o885262559

The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans. By Judy Fleagle. (Florence, Or.: Pacific Pub., 2012. 48 pp. Illustrations, map.)
NW 624.2 FLEAGLE 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o826869228

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Washington State. By Roger Stark. (Seattle, WA: Washington Policy Center, 2014, Rev. ed. 18 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 368.382 STARK 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o884934044

The Yachats Indians, Origins of the Yachats Name, and the Prison Camp Years. By Joanne Killel and Suzanne Curtis. (Waldport, OR: Joanne Killel and Suzanne Curtis, 2010, Rev. ed. 29 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.5004 KITTEL 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o656418674

Tales from Saturday’s Child: A Collection of Columns by Gordon Aadland. (Centralia, Washington: Chronicle, 2014. 262 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.782 AADLAND 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889094264

The People of Cascadia: Pacific Northwest Native American history. Written and illustrated by Heidi Bohan. (Seattle, Washington.: 4Culture, 2009. 175 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.5004 BOHAN 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o460883156

Bellevue Farmers Market cookbook. By Cindy Pigott, foreword by Holly Smith. (Seattle, Wash.: Documentary Media, 2009. 136 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 641.5979 PIGOTT 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o302099949

This is Mauro: Assaggio Ristorante cookbook. By Mauro Golmarvi (Seattle, WA: Documentary Media, 2013. 143 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 641.5945 GOLMARV 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o878147003

A Sound Defense: Military Sites, Lighthouses, and Memorials of Puget Sound. By Nancy L. McDaniel. (Chimacum, Wash.: Nancy L. McDaniel, 2013. 365 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 917.9704 MCDANIE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o862117718

Obstacles– Bring ‘em. By Maria Federici (Doyle). (Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corp, 2013. 100 pp. Illustrations, index.)
This is the story of Maria Federici (Doyle), a young woman whose life changed on a February night in 2004 when a piece of particle board flew through her windshield. Striking her head it caused massive brain and facial trauma as well as complete blindness.
NW 362.4092 FEDERIC 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 855042886

Hawk Heaven: The Road to the Seahawks’ First Super Bowl Victory. By The Seattle Times. (Stevens Point, WI: KCI Sports Publishing, 2014. 128 pp. Illustrations.)
NW OVERSIZ 796.3326 HAWK HE 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 871556703

Super Hawks: The Seattle Seahawks’ 2013 Championship Season. (Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.3326 SUPER H 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o840465286

King County Collects: Treasures of Our Historical Organizations. By Association of King County Historical Organizations. (Seattle, Wash.: AKCHO, 2013. 188 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.
NW 979.777 KING CO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o863077876

The Indian Frontier, 1846-1890. By Robert M. Utley. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003. Rev. ed. Histories of the American frontier series. 325 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 978.02 UTLEY 2003
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o52335098

Tracing Footsteps: Jefferson County, Washington. By Pam McCollum Clise. (Port Townsend, Washington: Teekalet Publishing, 2014. 475 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.
NW 979.798 CLISE 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889949446

The Wages of Sin: The True Story & Photos of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery of 1914. By Rustan Robertson. (Sedro-Woolley, Washington, Sedro-Woolley Museum, 2014. 88 pp. Illustrations, maps
NW 979.772 ROBERTS 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889448648

The Chilean Memorial. By June Robinson. (Port Angeles, Washington: Clallam County Historial Society, 2000. 15 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 910.9164 ROBINSO 2000
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889039216

The Norwegian Memorial. By June Robinson. (Port Angeles, Washington: Clallam County Historial Society, 2000. 13 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 910.9164 ROBINSO 2000a
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889061115

Wreck of the Austria. By June Robinson. (Port Angeles, Washington: Clallam County Historial Society, 2000. 9 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 910.9164 ROBINSO 2000b
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889056041

Views Through My Lenses: Helgi’s Saga: Eye Surgeon Shares His Eventful Journey from Iceland to America. By Helgi Heidar. (Centralia, WA: Helgi Heidar, 2013. 221 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 617.7092 HEIDAR 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o850019900

Stories from Riffe, Wash. By Buddy Rose. (Centralia, WA: Buddy Rose, 2013. 150 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 979.782 ROSE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o865512678

A History of the Chehalis Industrial Commission: A Community-Owned Not-For-Profit (501c3) Group of Friends. By Julie McDonald Zander. (Toledo, Wash.: Chapters of Life, 2013. 154 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 979.782 ZANDER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889271530

Chehalis, a “Can-Do” Community: A History of Industrial Development in Lewis County. By Julie McDonald Zander. (Toledo, Wash.: Chapters of Life, 2014. 306 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.782 ZANDER 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o889272830

Bull Head. By John Vigna. (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012. 201 pp.)
NW 813.6 VIGNA 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o805880095

Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel. By Lynda Barry. (New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1999. 305 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.6 BARRY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o45450244

Morning Glory: A Novel. By Sarah Jio. (New York, N.Y.: PLUME, Published by the Penguin Group, 2013. 291 pp.)
NW 813.6 JIO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o837144236

Goodnight June: A Novel. By Sarah Jio. (New York: Plume, 2014. 284 pp.)
NW 813.6 JIO 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o861208338

Cloud Pharmacy. By Susan Rich. (Buffalo, N.Y.: White Pine Press, 2014. 96 pp.)
NW 811.6 RICH 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858603295

A Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories. By Stevan Allred; illustrated by Laurie Paus. (Portland, Or.: Forest Avenue Press, 2013. 271 pp. Illustrations, map.)
NW 813.6 ALLRED 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o859680705

After the Earthquake. By Lindasue Flores. (Milwaukee, WI: Mirror Publishing, 2010. 115 pp.)
NW 813.6 FLORES 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o893112046

Hall of Secrets. By Cate Campbell. (New York, NY: Kensington Books, 2014. 361 pp. A Benedict Hall novel.)
NW 813.6 CAMPBEL 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o848163188

Always Coming Home. By Ursula K. Le Guin, Todd Barton, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, George Hersh. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. 523 pp. Illustrations, maps, music.)
NW 813.6 LE GUIN 2001
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o43615330

Alien on a Rampage. By Clete Barrett Smith; illustrated by Christian Slade. (New York: Disney Hyperion Books, 2013. The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast. 296 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.6 SMITH 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o832455745

A Bride for Noah. By Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith. (Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2013. Seattle brides, Book 1. 296 pp.)
NW 813.6 COPELAN 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o821266001

Endangered. By Ann Littlewood. (Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2012. A zoo mystery. Bibliographical references.)
NW 813.6 LITTLEW 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o759911348

Ascendance: Poems. By Tim McNulty. (New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013. 121 p.)
NW 811.6 MCNULTY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o857880135

A bride in the bargain. By Deeanne Gist. (Minneapolis, Minn.: Bethany House, 2009. Brides series. 365 pp.)
NW 813.6 GIST 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o263987534

Annie Oakley’s Girl. By Rebecca Brown. (San Francisco: City Lights, 1993. 154 pp.)
NW 813.54 BROWN 1993
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o27677477

Come Away with Me. By Kristen Proby. (United States: CreateSpace, 2013. With me in Seattle series, bk. 1. 322 pp.)
NW 813.6 PROBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o843923870

Play with Me. By Kristen Proby. By Kristen Proby. (United States: CreateSpace, 2013. With me in Seattle series, bk. 1. 265 pp.)
NW 813.6 PROBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o846911768

Fight with Me.By Kristen Proby. (United States: CreateSpace, 2013. With me in Seattle series, bk. 2. 273 pp.)
NW 813.6 PROBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 844371203

Another Autumn: Poems. By Yvonne Higgins Leach. (Cincinnati: WordTech Editions, 2014. 80 pp.)
NW 811.6 LEACH 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o890314827

Beautiful. By Amy Reed. (New York: Simon Pulse, 2009. 232 pp.)
NW 813.6 REED 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o262737477

Crazy. By Amy Reed. (New York: Simon Pulse, 2012. 367 pp.)
NW 813.6 REED 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o758243808

Clean. By Amy Reed. (New York: Simon Pulse, 2012. 272 pp.)

NW 813.6 REED 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o793201154

Dry Rot: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. By S.L. Stoner. (Portland, Or.: Yamhill Press, 2013. Sage Adair historical mystery series. 251 pp.)
NW 813.6 STONER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o793165725

Black Drop: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery of the Pacific Northwest. By S.L. Stoner. (Portland, Or.: Yamhill Press, 2014. A Sage Adair historical mystery. 314 pp.)
NW 813.6 STONER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 863723545

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain: A Novel. By Adrianne Harun. (New York: Penguin Books, 2014. 256 pp.)
NW 813.6 HARUN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o852238742

At the End of the Ferry: Welcome to Seasons of Joy in a Little Bit of Scandinavia on the Olympic Peninsula. By Susan Walters. (Maitland, Florida: Xulon Press, 2012. 103 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 508.7979 WALTERS 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 861548765

Best Kept Secret: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2011. 330 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 664839363

The Language of Sisters: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2012. 275 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o779266336

Heart like Mine: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2013. 345 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 798133042

Safe with Me: A Novel. By Amy Hatvany. (New York: Washington Square Press, 2014. 338 pp.)
NW 813.6 HATVANY 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o881757052

A Soft Place to Fall. By Betsy Rogers. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2012. 185 pp.)
NW 813.6 ROGERS 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o815825093

Geek Love. By Katherine Dunn. (New York: Vintage Books, 2002. 347 pp.
NW 813.54 DUNN 2002
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o50590962

Fiddlehead. By Cherie Priest. (New York: Tor, 2013. Clockwork century novels. 366 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.6 PRIEST 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o827256652

Chilled. By Kendra Elliot. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2012. A bone secrets novel. 348 pp.)
NW 813.6 ELLIOT 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o806957467

Evil at Heart. By Chelsea Cain. (New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2011. 341 pp.)
NW 813.6 CAIN 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o696085429

Kill You Twice: An Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell Novel. By Chelsea Cain. (New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2013. 369 pp.)
NW 813.6 CAIN 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 810534016

The Night Season. By Chelsea Cain. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2011. 337 pp. Map.)
NW 813.6 CAIN 2011
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o767903487

Thicker Than Water: A Leo Waterman Mystery. By G.M. Ford. (Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2012. A Leo Waterman mystery. 260 pp.)
NW 813.6 FORD 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o804008220

Chump Change: A Leo Waterman Mystery. By G.M. Ford. (Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2014. A Leo Waterman mystery. 233 pp.)
NW 813.6 FORD 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o864091145

Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips. By Eli Hastings. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press, 2013. 260 pp.)
NW 973.9209 HASTING 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o815824990

Scene of the Climb. By Kate Dyer-Seeley. (New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014. A Pacific Northwest mystery. 299 pp.)
NW 813.6 DYER SE 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858601769

Now, Now. By Jennifer Maier. (Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 65 pp.)
NW 811.6 MAIER 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o847837291

Reflected. By Rhiannon Held. (New York: Tor Books, 2014. 336 pp.)

NW 813.6 HELD 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o853618618

Questionable Practices. By Eileen Gunn. (Easthampton, Mass.: Small Beer Press, 2013. 276 pp.)
NW 813.6 GUNN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o867915953

I Loved You More: A Novel. By Tom Spanbauer. (Portland, Oregon: Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2013. 466 pp.
NW 813.54 SPANBAU 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o841516432

The Man Who Fell In Love with the Moon: A Novel. By Tom Spanbauer. (New York: Grove Press, 1991. 355 pp.)
NW 813.54 SPANBAU 1991
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o43973660

Odin’s Wake. By R.W. Magill. (R.W. Magill, 2013. 306 pp.)
NW 813.6 MAGILL 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 893588447

vN: The First Machine Dynasty. By Madeline Ashby. (Long Island City: Angry Robot, 2012. 348 pp.)
NW 813.6 ASHBY 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o760971563

iD: The Second Machine Dynasty. By Madeline Ashby. (Long Island City, NY: Angry Robot, 2013. 315 pp.)
NW 813.54 ASHBY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o816511880

More Than a Touch. By Alexis Morgan. (New York: Signet Eclipse, 2014. A Snowberry Creek novel. 328 pp.)
NW 813.6 MORGAN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 849719125

Highliners: A Novel. By William B. McCloskey, Jr. (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. Highliners, bk. 1. 387 pp. maps.)
NW 813.6 MCCLOSK 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 816030120

Home by Morning. By Alex Harrington. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2010″ 320 pp.)
NW 813.6 HARRING 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o758397848

Home By Nightfall. By Alexis Harrington. (Las Vegas, NV: Montlake Romance, 2012. 279 pp.)
NW 813.6 HARRING 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o805145009

Running Secrets. By Arleen Willliams. (Seattle, Wash.: Booktrope Editions, 2013. Alki triliogy, bk. 1. 281 pp.)
NW 813.6 WILLIAM 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o868045047

Rough Day. By Ed Skoog. (Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2013. 85 pp.)
NW 811.6 SKOOG 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o812258442

Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer. By Maged Zaher. (Boston, Mass.: Pressed Wafer, 2009. 77 pp.)
NW 811.6 ZAHER 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o460057229

The Revolution Happened And You Didn’t Call Me. By Maged Zaher. (Kane’ohe, HI: Tinfish Press, 2012. 67 pp.)
NW 811.6 ZAHER 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o806785320

Thank You for the Window Office. By Maged Zaher. (Brooklyn, NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012. 74 pp.)
NW 811.6 ZAHER 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 816032363

Last Go Round: A Real Western. By Ken Kesey with Ken Babbs. (New York: Penguin Books, 1995. 238 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 813.54 KERSEY 1995
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o32730295

Sailing by Ravens. By Holly J. Hughes. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2014. Alaska literary series. 84 pages: Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 811.6 HUGHES 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o853113554

Prayer as Night Falls: Experiencing Compline. By Kenneth V. Peterson. (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, Inc., 2013. 226 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 264.15 PETERSO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o856861047

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories. By Miranda July. (New York: Scribner, 2008. 205 pp.)
NW 813.6 JULY 2008
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o228505684

Murder Strikes A Pose: A Downward Dog Mystery. By Tracy Weber. (Woodbury, Minnesota: Midnight Ink, 2014. 274 pp.)
NW 813.6 WEBER 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 857287911

Seasons’ End. By Will North. (Seattle, WA: Booktrope Editions, 2013. 232 pp.)
NW 813.6 NORTH 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o870900303

Night Blind. By Michael W. Sherer. (Las Vegas, NV: Thomas & Mercer, 2012. 411 pp.)
NW 813.6 SHERER 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 806521669

Permeable Borders.By Nina Kiriki Hoffman. (Bonney Lake, WA: Fairwood Press, 2012. 278 pp.)
NW 813.6 HOFFMAN 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o800043268

Never Eighteen. By Megan Bostic. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012″ 200 pp.)
NW 813.6 BOSTIC 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 694829904

Reckless Lovely. By Martha Silano. (Ardmore, PA: Saturnalia Books, 2014. 68 pp.)
NW 811.6 SILANO 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o862788101

Songs for a Summons: Poems. By David Guterson. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2014.64 pp.)
NW 811.6 GUTERSO 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o863198526

Hard Rain Falling. By Don Carpenter; introduction by George Pelecanos. (New York: New York Review Books, 2009. 308 pp.)
NW 813.54 CARPENT 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o290468854

The Bet. By Rachel Van Dyken. (New York: Forever, 2014. 275 pp.)
NW 813.6 VAN DYK 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 856053676

Stop the Ocean. By Laura Neuman. (Ithaca, NY: Stockport Flats, 2014. 77 pp.)
NW 811.6 NEUMAN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o868041738

Tulip Season: A Mitra Basu Mystery. By Bharti Kirchner. (Seattle, Wash.: Booktrope, 2012. 243 pp.)
NW 813.6 KIRCHNE 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o795194267

The Sweet Spot. By Laura Drake. (New York: Forever, 2013. Sweet on a cowboy, bk. 1. 322 pp.)
NW 813.6 DRAKE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o827268011

The Pet Thief. By Kassten Alonso. (Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2013. 341 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 813.6 ALONSO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o819640558

The Monarchs. By Melanie Noel. (Ithaca, NY: Stockport Flats, 2013. 55 pp.)
NW 811.6 NOEL 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o828139588

The Free: A Novel. By Willy Vlautin. (New York: Harper Perennial, 2014. 297 pp.)
NW 813.6 VLAUTIN 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o869746939

The Lynching of Louie Sam: A Novel. By Elizabeth Stewart. (Toronto: Annick Press, 2012. 288 pp.)
NW 813.6 STEWART 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o784293098

The Wanderer. By Robyn Carr and Don Mills (Ontario: Harlequin Mira, 2013. Thunder Point novel. 377 pp.)
NW 813.6 CARR 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 810116835

The Newcomer. By Robyn Carr. (Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin MIRA, 2013. A Thunder Point novel. 360 pp.)
NW 813.6 CARR 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 842167378

The Hero. By Robyn Carr. (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Harlequin MIRA, 2013. A Thunder Point novel. 379 pp.)
NW 813.6 CARR 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 828055531

Tip of A Bone. By Christine Finlayson. (Cambridge, Minnesota: Adventure Publications, Inc., 2013. 262 pp.)
NW 813.6 FINLAYS 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o847602686

Three Sisters. By Susan Mallery. (Don Mills, Ont.: Harlequin Mira, 2013. Blackberry Island novel. 340 pp.)
NW 813.6 MALLERY 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o806013414

Evening Stars. By Susan Mallery. (Don Mills, Ontario: Harlequin MIRA, 2014. Blackberry Island novel. 356 pp.)
NW 813.6 MALLERY 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o869903752

There. Here.: poems. By Stan Sanvel Rubin. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013.75 pp.)
NW 811.54 RUBIN 2013
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The Whiskey Creek Water Company. By Jan Walker. (Gig Harbor, Washington: Plicata Press, 2014. 326 pp.)
NW 813.6 WALKER 2014
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This Is Between Us: A Novel. By Kevin Sampsell. (Brooklyn, New York: Tin House Books, 2013. 234 pp.)
NW 813.6 SAMPSEL 2013
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The Woods: A Saga of Love, Grand Dreams, and Transformation… By Ronald Lee Geigle. (Washington, DC: Polidais LLC, 2013. 423 pp)
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The Sex Offender: A Novel. By Matthew Stadler. (New York: Grove Press, 2000. 206 pp.)
NW 813.6 STADLER 2000
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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants. By The Oatmeal [written and drawn by Matthew Inman.] (Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013. 162 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 741.5697 WHY GRI 2013
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The Land Of Plenty. By Robert Cantwell, selected and introduced by Jess Walter. (Seattle, Wash.: Pharos Editions, 2013, originally published in 1934. 357 pp.)
NW 813.6 CANTWEL 2013
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You Don’t Love This Man: A Novel. By Dan DeWeese. (New York: Harper Perennial, 2011. 336 pp.)
NW 813.6 DEWEESE 2011
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A Fuller View of China: Chinese Art in the Seattle Art Museum. By Josh Yiu, Seattle Art Museum. (Seattle, London: University of Washington Press. 192 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 709.5107 SEATTLE 2014
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Be In a Treehouse: Design, Construction, Inspiration. By Pete Nelson. (New York, NY: Abrams, 2014. 223 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 690.89 NELSON 2014
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Forlorn Confederacy: The Native Wars in the Washington Territory 1855-1858. By Mark A. Berhow. (Peoria, Illinois: Cosmoline Press, 2014. 73 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.703 BERHOW 2014
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A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. By Marc Hinton, edited by Pamela Heiligenthal. (Charleston, SC: American Palate, a division of The History Press, 2013. 206 pp. Iillustrations.)
NW 641.5979 HINTON 2013
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Beer Lover’s Washington. By Logan Thompson. (Guilford, Conn.: GPP, 2013. 278 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 647.9579 THOMPSO 2013
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A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother. By Janny Scott. (New York: Riverhead, 2012. 386 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 973.932 SCOTT 2012
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Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest. By David L. McCurry, with Cye Laramie and Dan Thomas Nelson. (Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2013. 242 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.
NW 623.746 MCCURRY 2013
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Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest, Volume 2. By David L. McCurry, with Cye Laramie and Don Hinton. (Bennington, VT: Merriam Press, 2014. 292 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.
NW 623.746 MCCURRY 2014
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Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle. By Harry G. Fuller. (Klamath River, CA: Living Gold Press, 2013. 352 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 598.0723 FULLER 2013
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Eat & Explore Washington: Favorite Recipes, Celebrations & Travel Destinations. By Christy Campbell. (Kosciusko, MS: Great American Publishers, 2013. 256 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 641.5979 CAMPBEL 2013
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Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States. By text by R.J. Adams; illustrations by Tim D. Manolis. (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2014. California natural history guide series, no. 108. 303 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 595.4409 ADAMS 2014
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Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need To Know. By Martha Brockenbrough. (New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2013. 149 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 001.944 BROCKEN 2013
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Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest. By Barbara L. Wilson, et. al. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2014. Second edition. 432 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 584.8409 WILSON 2014
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Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge. By Kathie Durbin. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. 312 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
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Battle Ready: The National Coast Defense System and the Fortification of Puget Sound, 1894-1925. By David M. Hansen. (Pullman, Washington: Washington State University Press, 2014. 161 pp. Bibliographical references, index
NW 355.4509 HANSEN 2014
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The Washington Guide to Fairs, Festivals & Craft Shows. (Oakridge, OR: Drake Publications, 2014 edition. 208pp. Illustrations, map, index.)
NW 394.2097 WASHING 2014
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Fodor’s Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West. (New York: Fodor’s Travel Publications, 2014 edition. 936 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 917 FODORS 2014 ed. 4
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Maritime Place Names: Inland Washington Waters. By Richard W. Blumenthal. (Bellevue, WA: Inland Waters Pub. Co., 2012. 338 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 917.977 BLUMENT 2012
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The rural West since World War II / R. Douglas Hurt, editor
Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 1998. 258 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 978.033 RURAL W 1998
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Charles Wilkes and the Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals from the Expedition of 1841. Edited by Richard W. Blumenthal. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009. 314 pp. maps.)
NW 917.977 BLUMENT 2009
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In Season: Culinary Adventures of a Pacific Northwest Chef. By Greg Atkinson; photography by Charity Burggraaf. (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2014. 240 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 641.5970 ATKINSO 2014
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The Enemy Never Came: The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest. By Scott McArthur. (Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton Press, 2012. 268 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 973.7 MCARTHU 2012
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John Mullan: The Tumultuous Life Of A Western Road Builder. By Keith C. Petersen. (Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 2014. 336 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 623.6209 PETERSE 2014
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Legendary Locals Of Walla Walla, Washington. By Diane B. Reed. (Charleston, South Carolina: Legendary Locals, Arcadia Publishing, 2014. Legendary locals series. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.702 REED 2014
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Harvest Heritage: Agricultural Origins and Heirloom Crops of the Pacific Northwest. By Richard D. Scheuerman and Alexander C. McGregor, with color plates by John Clement. (Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 2013. 186 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 338.1097 SCHEUER 2013
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Paradise Imperfect: An American Family Moves to the Costa Rican Mountains. By Margot Page. (Seattle, Washington USA: Yellow House Press, 2013. 265 pp.)
NW 972.8605 PAGE 2013
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The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise. By Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read; photographs by Ian Mcallister. (Victoria, BC: Orca Book Pub., 2013. 121 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 578.7709 MCALIST 2013
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The Columbia River: A Historical Travel Guide. By JoAnn Roe. (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2013. 228 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 917.9704 ROE 2013
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The Nude Beach Notebook. By Barbara J. Scot. (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2014. 198 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 979.549 SCOT 2014
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The Dancer Diaries, Volume 1. By Andy Norris. (Portland, Oregon: Gyrfalcon Press, 2013. 123 pp.)
NW 813.6 NORRIS 2013 v1
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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets. By Craig Rennebohm with David Paul “Rennebohm. (Boston: Beacon Press, 208 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 242 RENNEBO 2008
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Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music. By Marisa Meltzer. (New York: Faber and Faber, 2010. 162 pp. Bibliographical references, filmography, index.)
NW 781.6408 MELTZER 2010
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It Happened On The Oregon Trail, 2nd ed. By Tricia Martineau Wagner. (Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2014. It happened in series. 205 pp. Map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 978.02 WAGNER 2014
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Elders Dialog: Ed Davis and Vi Hilbert Discuss Native Puget Sound Language, Culture and Heritage. Edited by Jay Miller, PhD. (Seattle, Washington: Lushootseed Press, 2014. 245 pp. Illustations, map, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.7004 ELDERS 2014
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The Shoshoneans: The People Of The Basin-Plateau. By Edward Dorn, et.al. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013. Expanded edition, “Recencies. 165 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 978.0049 DORN 2013
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Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon. By T. Abe Lloyd, Fiona Hamersley Chambers. (Auburn, Washington: Lone Pine Publishing International, 2014. 256 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 581.464 LLOYD 2014
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The First 100 Years: Women’s University Club of Seattle, 1914-2014. Edited by Carol Sollie, Sheri Bloch, Maryann Spangler, Julie Moberly. (Seattle, WA: Women’s University Club of Seattle, 2013. 112 pp. Illustrations, maps, plans.)
NW 305.406 BLOCH 2013
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My Seasons: A Literary Celebration of Sports and Life. By Bob Welch. (Eugene, Or.: AO Creative, 2007. 239 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 612.044 WELCH 2007
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The Story of Tregoning Boat Company: A Seattle Business – A Pioneer Family and a Little History. By Frank J. Tregoning. (Seattle, 2012. 96 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 623.8223 TREGONI 2012
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Buckle of the Power Belt: Recollections of the Wenatchee World’s First 100 Years. By Andy Dappen. (Wenatchee, WA: Wenatchee World, World Pub. Co., 2005. 360 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.759 DAPPEN 2005
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San Juan Islands … And Beyond: A Photographer’s Journey. Photographed by Karyn F. King. (Anacortes, WA: Her Majesty’s Press, 2012. 108 pp. Illustrations, map.)
NW OVERSIZ 508.79 KING 2012
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Healy’s West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy. By Gordon E. Tolton. (Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press, [2014]” “287 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.5041 TOLTON 2014
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Frontier Cowboys and the Great Divide: Early Ranching In BC and Alberta. By Ken Mather. (Victoria/Vancouver/Calgary: Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd., 2013. 221 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 971.103 MATHER 2013
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From Summit to Sea: An Illustrated History of Railroads in British Columbia and Alberta. By George H. Buck. (Calgary, Alta.: Fifth House, 1997. 202 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 385.0971 BUCK 1997
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Asper Nation: Canada’s Most Dangerous Media Company. By Marc Edge. (Vancouver: New Star Books, 2007. 326 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 384.5506 EDGE 2007
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Reservation “Capitalism”: Economic Development in Indian Country. By Robert J. Miller; foreword by Tom Daschle. (Lincoln : Bison Books, 2013. 208 pages. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 338.973 MILLER 2013
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Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History. By Colin G. Calloway. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013. 377 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 346.7301 CALLOWAY 2013
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Silverdale. By Kitsap County Historical Society. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.702 SILVERD 2014
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Tribes and trappers: a history of Montana, Volume One. By Greg Strandberg. (Missoula: Big Sky Words Press, 2013. 221 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.
NW 978.6 STRANDB 2013 v1
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Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13: Deautremonts Hold Up the Southern Pacific. By Scott Mangold. (Charleston; London: The History Press, 2013. 207 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.
NW 364.1552 MANGOLD 2013
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The Book of Shadows: New & Selected Poems. By Carlos Reyes. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2009. 240 pp.
NW 811.6 REYES 2009
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Whelm: Poems. By Dawn Lonsinger “Lonsinger, Dawn” “Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013. 95 pp.)
NW 811.6 LONSING 2013
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First Up: Barnstorming for Poetry. By Samuel Green. (Bellingham, WA : Village Books, 2012. 71 pp. Bibliographical references.)
NW 811.6 GREEN 2012
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Incomplete Strangers: Poems. By Robert McNamara. (Sandpoint, Idaho : Lost Horse Press, 2013. 62 pp.)
NW 811.6 MCNAMAR 2013
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The Radium Watch Dial Painters: Poems. By D.S. Butterworth. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2008. 82 pp.)
NW 811.6 BUTTERW 2008
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Once Upon a Two by Four. By Ann Combs. (Burton, Wash.: Endicott and Hugh Books, 2012. 240 pp.)
NW 979.776 COMBS 2012
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A Tale for the Time Being. By Ruth Ozeki. (New York: Viking, 2013. 422 pp.)
NW 813.6 OZEKI 2013
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Dark Moon Walking. By R.J. McMillen. (Victoria, British Columbia: TouchWood Editions, 2014. A Dan Connor mystery. 232 pp.)
NW 813.6 MCMILLE 2014
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Devil’s Gate: Owning the Land, Owning the Story. By Tom Rea. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006. 307 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 978.785 REA 2006
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Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West. Edited and with an introduction by Shirley A. Leckie and Nancy J. Parezo. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. 395 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 301.092 THEIR O 2008
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Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing. Michelle M. Jacob. (Tucson: Univ. Of Arizona Press, 2014. 139 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 305.897 JACOB 2014
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The Cornish Miner in America: The Contribution to the Mining History of the United States by Emigrant Cornish Miners–The Men Called Cousin Jacks. By Arthur Cecil Todd. (Spokane, Wash.: Arthur H. Clark, 2005, c1967. 279 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 622.0973 TODD 2005
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Photographing Washington: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them. By Gordon and Cathie Sullivan. (Woodstock, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 2014. 112 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 778.9991 SULLIVA 2014
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Mary Randlett Portraits. By Frances McCue, photographs by Mary Randlett. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 183 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 779.2092 MCCUE 2014
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The Civil War Rivalry: Oregon vs. Oregon State. By Kerry Eggers. (Charleston; London: The History Press, 2014. 527 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 796.3326 EGGERS 2014
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Ball Four: The Final Pitch. By Jim Bouton. (New York: Turner, 2014. 540 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 796.357 BOUTON 2014
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Rough Breaks: A Wyoming High Country Memoir. Laurie Wagner Buyer. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. 249 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 811.54 BUYER 2013
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Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II. By Gary Y. Okihiro; with a contribution by Leslie A. Ito. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999. 182 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 940.5308 OKIHIRO 1999
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The Hank Adams reader: an exemplary native activist and the unleashing of indigenous sovereignty. Edited by David E. Wilkins. (Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 2011. 312 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 970.0049 HANK AD 2011
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The Oregon Shanghaiers: Columbia River Crimps From Portland To Astoria. By Barney Blalock. (Charleston, SC : History Press, 2014. 159 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.503 BLALOCK 2014
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Auburn. Hilary Pittenger. (Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.777 PITTENG 2014
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Compassion In Dying: Stories Of Dignity And Choice. Edited by Barbara Coombs Lee; foreword by Barbara Roberts. (Troutdale, Or.: NewSage Press: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West, 2003. 137 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 362.175 COMPASS 2003
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Boise Impressions. By Idaho Stock Images  (Helena, Mont.: Farcountry Press, 2009. 80 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 917.9628 BOISE I 2009
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Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend. By John Koster. (Palisades, New York: Chronology Books, 2010. 220 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.
NW 973.8209 KOSTER 2010
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At The World’s Edge: Curt Lang’s Vancouver, 1937-1998. By Claudia Cornwall; foreword by David Beers. (Salt Spring Island, B.C.: Mother Tongue Pub., 2011. 266 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 971.133 CORNWAL 2011
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Buckaroos and Mud Pups: The Early Days of Ranching in British Columbia. By Ken Mather. (Surrey, BC: Heritage House Pub., 2006. 222 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 971.103 MATHER 2006
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Day Hike! Mount Rainier. By Ron C. Judd. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2014.  3rd Edition. 195 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 917.9794 JUDD 2014
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The Elusive State Of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State. By Peter Laufer, PhD. (Guilford, Connecticut: TwoDot, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2013. 229 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 974.4053 LAUFER 2013
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Grand Teton National Park. By Kendra Leah Fuller and Shannon Sullivan with images contributed by Jackson Hole Historical Society. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 978.701 FULLER 2014
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Geyser Basins of Yellowstone. By Dr. N. Genean Dunn and Thomas D. Dunn. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references.)
NW 978.752 DUNN 2014
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Crook County. By Steve Lent. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.583 LENT 2013
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Conversations with Ken Kesey. Edited by Scott F. Parker. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. 194 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 928.1 KESEY 2014
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Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country. By Aimee Lyn Brown. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. 135 pp. Map, bibliographical references, index.
NW 599.773 EATON 2013
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A Reliable Car and a Woman Who Knows It: The First Coast-To-Coast Auto Trips by Women, 1899-1916. By Curt McConnell. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2000. 174 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 796.7082 MCCONNE 2000
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Around Florence. By Judy Fleagle. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps,
NW 979.531 FLEAGLE 2014
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Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire. By Jerry D. Mathes II. (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 2013. 225 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 363.3709 MATHES 2013
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Building The Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done. By Peg Willis. (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2014. 186 pp. Bibliographical references, index.)
NW 388.122 WILLIS 2014
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Alaska’s Whaling Coast. By Dale Vinnedge. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 976.1 VINNEDG 2013
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Crater Lake National Park. By Margaret LaPlante. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations.) NW 979.591 LAPLANT 2013
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Magnificently Unrepentant: The Story of Merve Wilkinson and Wildwood. By Goody Niosi. (Survey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2001. 236 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 634.9092 NIOSI 2001
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Portland International Raceway. By Jeff Zurschmeide. (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.7206 ZURSCHM 2013
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Portland’s Maritime History. By Rebecca Harrison and Daniel Cowan.
(Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.
NW 979.549 HARRISO 2014
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Oregon Surfing: Central Coast. By Scott and Sandy Blackman. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 95 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 797.3209 BLACKMA 2014
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Mount Hood National Forest. By Cheryl Hill. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references.)
NW 979.5 HILL 2014
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Myrtle Point and Vicinity, 1893-1950. By Chuck King, Linda Kirk, Carolyn Prola, and Mary Ellen Robertson. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.502 KING 2014
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Pendleton. By Elizabeth Gibson. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations.)

NW 979.569 GIBSON 2013
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Oak Harbor. By Peggy Christine Darst. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.775 DARST 2014
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Oregon & Northwestern Railroad. By Jeff Moore and Wayne I. Monger.
(Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub., 2013. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 625.2603 MOORE 2013
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Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River. By Abby P. Metzger. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. 142 pp. Bibliographical reference)
NW 577.6409 METZGER 2013
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Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse. Essays by Barbara Brotherton, Sheila Farr, John Haworth. (Seattle: Seattle Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 2013. 104 pp. Illustrations
NW 709.2 ROBERT 2013
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Undaunted: The Best of BC Bookworld. Edited by Alan Twigg; illustrations by David Lester. (Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2013.    242 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 808.8499 UNDAUNT 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o849719534

Woodpeckers of North America. By Frances Backhouse. (Richmond Hill, Ont.: Firefly Books, 2005. 232 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 598.7209 BACKHOU 2005
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We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford. By introduction by Paulann Petersen. (Portland, Oregon: Ooligan Press, 2013. 135 pp.
NW 811.54 WE BELO 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o849204201

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners from Oregon’s Wine Country. By Vivian Perry & John Vincent   foreword by Harry Peterson-Nedry. (Charleston, SC: American Palate, a division of The History Press, 2013. 160 pp. Illustrations, index.
NW 663.2092 PERRY 2013
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A Flash of Hex. By Jes Battis. (New York: Ace Books, 2009. 371 pp.)
NW 813.6 BATTIS 2009
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Inhuman Resources. By Jes Battis. (New York: Ace Books, 2010. 304 pp.)
NW 813.6 BATTIS 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 462898879

Understory: Poems. By Paulann Petersen. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013. 182 pp.)
NW 811.6 PETERSE 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o823927803

Where Law Ends. By Kevin Emmet Foley. (Pronghorn Press, 2008. 411 pp.)
NW 813.6 FOLEY 2008
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o316736344

42: A Novel. By M. Thomas Cooper. (Portland, OR:  Ooligan Press, 2008. 325 pp.
NW 813.6 COOPER 2008
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 229455103

The Empty House: Stories. By Nathan Oates. (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2013. 183 pp.)
NW 813.6 OATES 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o854541641

Mussio Venture Presents Backroad Mapbook. By Russell Mussio. (New Westminster, B.C.: Mussio Ventures Ltd., 1998. Illustrations, maps, indexes.
NW 912.711 MUSSIO 2003
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o47200408

Boring. By Dan Bosserman. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 979.541 BOSSERM 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o877852850

Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton. Edited by Douglas W. Owsley and Richard L. Jantz.  (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. 669 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW OVERSIZ 979.701 KENNEWI 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o 872382151

Notes from a 12 Man: A Truly Biased History of the Seattle Seahawks. By Mark Tye Turner. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2009. 288 pp. Bibliographical references, index.
NW 796.3326 TURNER 2009
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o308209033

Inside Oregon State Hospital: A History Of Tragedy And Triumph. By Diane L. Goeres-Gardner; foreword by John Terry. (Charleston: The History Press, 2013. 334 pp. Index.)
NW 362.2109 GOERES 2013
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o827261529

Grandview. By Ruth A. Dirk. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 979.755 GRANDVI 2014
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Haunted By Waters: A Journey Through Race and Place in the American West. By Robert T. Hayashi; foreword by Wayne Franklin. (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007. 194 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical reference, index.)
NW 305.8009 HAYASHI 2007
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Crazy Enough: A Memoir. By Storm Large. (New York: Free Press, 2012. 267 pp.)
NW 782.4216 LARGE 2012
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o849817205

Day Hike! Central Cascades. By Mike McQuaide. (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2014. 3rd edition. 277 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 796.51 MCQUAID 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o879388541

Hourglass museum. By Kelli Russell Agodon. (Buffalo, New York: White Pine Press, 2014. 120 pp.)
NW 811.6 AGODON 2014
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o858603285

Washington’s Sunset Highway. By Church Flood. (Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 127 pp. Illustrations, maps.)
NW 979.784 FLOOD 2014
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Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America. By Seema Sohi.
(Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 271 pp.)
NW 305.8009 SOHI 2014
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The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour: The 60 Best Gardens to Visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. By Donald Olson. (Portland: Timber Press, 2014. 300 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.
NW 635.0979 OLSON 2014
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Seattle Seahawks Super Season: Notes from a 12 on the Best Season in Seahawks History. By Mark Tye Turner.
(Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2014. 145 pp. Illustrations.)
NW 796.3326 TURNER 2014
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Fly Fishing For Western Smallmouth. By David Paul Williams. (Mechanicsburg, PA: Headwater Books/Stackpole Books, 2014. 202 pp. Illustrations, index.)
NW 799.1773 WILLIAM 2014
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The Deerholme Foraging Book: Wild Foods from the Pacific Northwest. By Bill Jones. (Victoria, British Columbia: TouchWood Editions, 2014. 266 pp. Illustrations, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 641.6 JONES 2014
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The Bright Hours.  (Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris Corporation, 2010. 171 pp.)
NW 796.5092 ANTONSE 2010
http://stlow.iii.com/search~S2?/o877847189

The Crow’s Nest. By Barbara Giles. (Florence, Oregon: BeeJayGee Press, 2014. 178 pp.)
NW 813.6 GILES 2014
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The West Coast of Vancouver Island, Including the Bunsby Islands & the Broken Group. By Anne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones. (Anacortes, Wa: FineEdge Nautical & Recreational Publishing, 2006. 191 pp. Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, v. 6. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical information, index.)
NW OVERSIZ 797.1097 YEADON 2006 v6
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Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism. By Tracey Owens Patton & Sally M. Schedlock. (Lanham, Md.: Lexington, Books, 2012. 228 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index.)
NW 791.8409 PATTON 2012
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Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Area’s Best Backcountry Hot Springs. By Evie Litton and Sally Jackson. (Guilford, Connecticut; Helena, Montana: FalconGuides, 2014. Fifth edition. 352 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 796.5109 LITTON 2014
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Tenino Scrapbook: Memories of Tenino with a Walk down Sussex, 1900-1950. Compiled by Evelyn Ruggieri Hoffman; with special thanks to David Alton Phillips and other family and friends for their help; edited by Larry Zessom and Julie McDonald Zander. (The Author, 2013. 274 pp. Illustrations, maps, index.)
NW 979.779 HOFFMAN 2013
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A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

October 31st, 2014 mschaff Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services, State Library Collections, Washington Reads No Comments »

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Washington Reads – A Sudden Light by Garth Stein (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. 416 pp.)

Recommendation by Mary Paynton Schaff, Reference Librarian, Washington State Library

Fall means ghosts, creepy old houses, and stories about families scarred by tragedy. So now’s the perfect opportunity to gather up your afghan, sit by the fire with a cup of hot cider, and dive into Garth Stein’s newest book, “A Sudden Light.”

Fourteen-year-old narrator Trevor is brought to crumbling Riddell House in north Seattle by his father in the summer of 1990. Trevor’s father Jones has a lot on his plate: settle the Riddell family estate, get his father into a nursing home, make amends to his sister Serena who has spent the better part of her life nursing their father, and make his peace with the untimely death of their mother. Last but not least, Trevor is hoping his father can find a way to repair his marriage to Trevor’s mother, despite the fact they are currently separated by thousands of miles. As Jones begins to wrestle with these issues, Trevor is drawn into the history of the storied Riddell family and the monumentally fascinating but literally decomposing Riddell House. Trevor is aided in his exploration of the house, and his family history, by an unlikely guide who reveals to him further betrayals, tragedies, and opportunities.

The Washington setting of “A Sudden Light” plays a crucial role in Trevor’s coming of age story. The Riddells make their fortune in logging, as many Northwest pioneers did. Each of Trevor’s ancestors has a relationship to the trees; cutting them, climbing them, or building something out of the wood. As the profits from the trees roll in, the Riddells became the fashionable aristocracy of Seattle society. Lumber barons make deals with railroad magnates. And when Trevor’s guide steers him to John Muir’s “The Mountains of California,” Trevor begins to wonder what costs might have incurred as the family chopped and bargained its way to the top.

There’s an enjoyable gothic overtone to “A Sudden Light.” Exploring an old haunted house has been a favorite literary device from Jane Eyre to Rebecca to Scooby Doo. The library, ballroom, locked trunks, and secret stairways you hope Trevor will find are all there. Adding to this reading satisfaction, Stein further layers in a generational family saga, lost journals in leather bindings, the relationship between fathers and sons, pairs of doomed lovers, conflicting promises, and the sublime joy that can be found in nature. (This librarian experienced such joy simply reading Stein’s description of historical research undertaken in a pre-internet public library, using microfilm no less!)

So rest your bones and dig into this satisfying Northwest work of fiction.

ISBN-10: 1439187037

Available at the Washington State Library
Audio book available through the publisher.

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Little known facts about WA State Library Employees

October 13th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections, Uncategorized No Comments »

Photo by Don Hankins licensed under CC 2.0

Photo by Don Hankins licensed under CC 2.0

Paul Longwell a Washington State Library IT specialist by day is a Beekeeper by night. Paul recently told us about his participation in the Washington State Beekeeping Association apprentice beekeeper program.   In order to reach the highest level of Master Beekeeper it takes six years of study. To prepare for the exams you need several hard to find references from both State and Federal documents. But have no fear, Paul works in a library! On searching our catalog he discovered that we had every single one of them. The Washington Beekeeping Association now uses these resources for their Journeyman training classes.

To name just a few:

Evaluating honey bee colonies for pollination a guide for commercial growers and beekeepers

Bee pollination of tree fruits

Beekeeping in the United States

So if honey or bees are your passion, remember the Washington State Library is a sweet spot to study and learn more about your hobby.

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Our Pacific Northwest card file is now online!

October 2nd, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Library 21 Initiative, Public Services, State Library Collections, Uncategorized 1 Comment »

From the desk of Steve Willis, Program Manager for Central Library Services

card catalogThe Pacific Northwest Card File appears to have been started in the early 1950s as a finding aid for biographical and historical information in the Washington State Library. Information was indexed from newspapers across the state as well as many published local histories, creating a very unique point of access.

Comprised of hundreds of thousands of cards, the drawers are divided into a Name File and a Subject File. Work began in late 2012, chiefly with WSL volunteer David Lane, on the Name File. We are now up to the surname “C” and will continue to update the online index as progress is made.  See the open drawer in the picture? That’s where we are currently working.

The Card File was closed in the early 1990s.  Please remember however that this is a historical card file and not every item listed is still on the shelves of the library.  A quick chat, email or phone call to the reference desk will help to ensure  you get the proper resource.

To see a nice sampling, simply type in the name “Anderson” in the “Last Name” box.

Many thanks to Evelyn Lindberg for creating the utility that made this possible

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Puget Sound Mail – News from La Conner, 1879-1880

August 11th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

From the desk of Marly Rudeen

Each newspaper has its own personality supplied in part by the editor, in part by its subscribers and correspondents, and in part by the events of the time period. The Puget Sound Mail from La Conner strikes me as an outward looking paper. Much of front page news comes from San Francisco and other west coast cities, including regular news from southern Oregon and the Willamette Valley. But the rest of that valuable space is given to international, East Coast and Midwestern news items. Local issues are covered on pages 2 and 3, with p. 4 used for feature items or essays. There is far less reporting of local visitors or social events than in some other papers.

I’ve explored several issues and found some entertaining stories. To browse through the issues of the Puget Sound Mail on your own go to: http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/newspapers_detail.aspx?t=27 and select issues from the list of dates on the left or from the calendar display on the right. A list of articles will appear at the bottom of the screen, click on any of the links.

BittersSept. 13, 1879
p. 1 “Foreign News” “… the British Embassy at Cabul had been attacked by several Afghan regiments which had assembled in that city…” (Some things remain constant.) Under “The India Insurrection” “A dispatch from Prome says that massacres in Mandalay continue…”
p. 3 In “Review of our Local Business Cards, &c.” – “Mr. Joseph Alexander, druggist at La Conner, has a very complete stock of drugs, medicines, &c., and is highly esteemed by the community for his obliging attention to business.”
p. 4 The day’s features include small treatises on “Clock Making in the Black Forest,” and the “Age for Legal Marriages” in different European countries.

Sept. 27, 1879
p. 3 Under “Local News and Comments” “While burning a lot of straw on one of the ranches adjoining this town, the other evening, 25 sacks of grain, which had been covered up, was consumed in the flames; which leads us to suggest that you remove all grain a safe distance from the burning straw.”
p. 4 This week articles cover the “Curiosities of suicide” and “The Last Polish Revolution.”

Oct, 11, 1879
p. 1 National news covers the collapse of a grand stand in Detroit, a quarantine in Nashville, and yellow fever in Memphis. Hostilities with Indians continue in the Denver area.
P. 4 There are brief essays on “English Home Life” and “Kissing the Baby,” a look at political campaigning.

Oct. 25, 1879
p. 1 International reporting covers “Trouble in Afghanistan,” “Inundations in Spain,” and a “Row in Hayti.” National news repeats with Indian conflicts and yellow fever. West Coast News reports on a suit over mining rights in San Francisco, an absconding bookkeeper, and Mendocino outlaws.
p. 3 Local news covers visitors, social outings, appointments and shipping news. “The Pacific Mail steamship China, a vessel of some six thousand tons, is now on the Sound taking in cargo… Residents are urged to visit the ship in port as she … is a monster in way of naval architecture.” New years ball

Nov. 8, 1879
p. 1 War with the Ute Indians continues, Senator Zachariah Chandler of Michigan dies, as does the Civil War general Jos. Hooker. Internationally there is a report on English crops, more floods in Spain, French communists, and political trials in Russia.
p. 3 A bill has been introduced in the legislature “proposing to cut down the per diem of County Commissioners from five to four dollars per day.”
“Preparations are being made here at La Conner for a grand masquerade ball on Thanksgiving night.”
There are also ads for the steamers Chehalis, Susie, Fanny Lake and Josephine.

Nov. 22, 1879
p. 1 Terrible storms damage mid-west cities, drought threatens Virginia, and there’s a nasty suicide in Texas caused by infidelity. Diphtheria ravages Russia, there is unrest in Cuba, and Afghans are hanged in Cabul – further trouble is anticipated.
p. 3 “It has been suggested that the Literary Society be revived, now that the winter season has set in.” “Mr. J. S. Magg’s, dentist of Seattle, will be in La Conner during the first week in December. Those desiring his services would do well to come early in the week as he intends to stop but a short time.”
p. 4 Readers can learn more about “Ammonia” and “Diphtheria.”

Dec. 6, 1879
p. 1 National news reports a terrible boiler explosion in Eauclaire, Wisc. A grand jury in Salt Lake is hearing testimony on Mormon polygamists. In the international column an appeal is made to raise money to alleviate suffering due to famine in Ireland.

Jan. 10, 1880
p. 3 The heaviest snowfall in memory hits La Conner with 3 ½ feet of the white stuff.
There is talk of running a steamship line between Port Townsend and La Conner to accommodate the miners rushing to the Skagit River gold fields, Port Townsend being a port of call for those coming from California or British Columbia, and La Conner being at the mouth of the Skagit River.
The deep snow proves a life saver for Thos. Lindsey who is attacked by a bull while feeding his cattle. When the bull charged he fell into the deep snow, “As the infuriated animal commenced to roll the man in the snow he became blinded thereby and finally desisted until his victim was rescued.”

Jan. 31, 1880
p. 1 “State and Territorial” Farmers near Hillsboro, OR are demanding that a law be passed “compelling every man to keep his stock from running at large.” Under national stories, negotiations with the Utes are underway to end hostilities. For Foreign News, a terrible disaster in a Newcastle coal mine is reported.
p. 3 “Land-slides were the order of the day during the recent thaw.” Locally it affected Indian residents from up the Swinomish Slough where “the building and a number of canoes were completely destroyed, the Indian occupants barely escaping with their lives.”

Feb. 21, 1880
p. 1 From “The Willamette Valley” – Eugene’s City Council received a petition “asking that saloon-keepers be required to procure signatures of a majority of the voters of the city before a license would be granted.” It failed to pass.
p. 4 ”The Rights of Teachers” defends teachers against charge of short hours and long vacations, and “Legislative Facetiae” quote the Sacrament Bee as it reports on plans for a masquerade party to celebrate the passing of a legislator’s first bill. Oregon Kidney tea

Mar. 13, 1880
p. 1 Under “Foreign News” there is a report of the execution of a Russian Nihilist for attempting to shoot Gen. Melikoff. Finns are making noises about independence, and there is a fatal boiler explosion in Glasgow where twenty-three people died.
p. 4 There is an interview with Frederick Douglass about the death of the man who had once owned him as a slave.

Additional newspapers for Washington can be found at Historic Newspapers at the Washington State Library’s web site. The State Library is a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

More Washington newspaper titles have been digitized through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the National Digital Newspaper Program. These and many other American newspapers can be found online at Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

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Spokane – Wide Open Town?

July 21st, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

From the desk of Marlys Rudeen.

While looking through issues of the Newport Miner for 1907, I came across the following quote – “Poor old Spokane has had to bow to the inevitable, and beginning next Sunday the lid will be jammed down so hard that visitors will hardly recognize the town. Mayor Moore has issued an order calling for the closing of all saloons on Sunday and abolishing the notorious cribs and concert halls.” Jan. 9, 1908, p. 5

As I was born and raised in Spokane this seemed odd to me – I hadn’t noticed that it was particularly depraved (though since we moved when I was only 14 that may explain my not noticing.) Still, I wondered so I started looking through some early issues of the Spokane Press, Nov.-Dec. 1902, and started looking for the seedier side of Spokane. It turns out there was lots going on.

You can explore the Spokane Press for Nov. 1902-1910 at the Chronicling America web site Choose the Browse Issues link, select a year from the drop down box, and then choose an issue from the calendar display. I’ve listed some of the dates and pages below for some interesting tidbits.trader's bank

Nov. 10, 1902

p. 1 “Buncoed Out of Three Thousand” H. E. Gower, a recent arrival from Wisconsin was in town for business and at the train depot to return to Missoula. A man approaches him, saying that he’s from the same county in Wisconsin. He invites Gower to go with him to a friend’s place to see pictures of the Klondike. When they arrive the friend is absent, but there’s a card game in progress. Gower loans his new friend some money and then takes his place for a few hands when his friend has to go out for a bit. “They had all my money in about five minutes. I don’t know what the game was, except that it was cards.” (No mention is made of what they were drinking, but given that Gower couldn’t remember what game he had been playing or where he had been playing it, one has to wonder if a bottle was involved.)

Nov. 12, 1902

p. 4 “Charges His Friend With Embezzlement” Lyndon M. Hall files a complaint with the police to the effect that George O. Scraggs has swindled him out of $100. Mr. Hall wished to mail his certificate of deposit received as wages to his bank. He wrote the letter, endorsed the certificate and enclosed it. His friend, Scraggs, offered to drop it off at the Rathdrum post office for him. Instead, Mr. Scraggs boarded a train for Spokane in Rathdrum. “He landed there in the evening and going to ‘Doc’ Brown of the Owl, it is said, presented the endorsed certificate … when the arrest was made he was broke.” (The Owl is only one of the well-known saloons and gambling establishments in town, others are the Stockholm, the Coeur d’Alene, the Combination, and the O.K. The moral for both Mr. Gower and Mr. Hall seems to be that they should be a great deal less trusting.)

 Nov. 14, 1902

p. 1 In “Spokane Gamblers are Out of a Job,” several of the largest gaming houses are raided and all gambling equipment seized. But the houses had gotten word of the raids and “the results of the Sheriff’s haul were not the handsome roulette, faro and other tables… but what the doughty sheriff did capture was several wagon loads of old furniture, musty with long lying in secluded cellars where it had possibly awaited just such an occasion.” Prominent patrons of the establishments hold the opinion that it will all blow over and the games will be back in a month.

 p. 4 “War is being Waged on Buncoes.” Chief of Police Reddy asserts that his able constables and detectives are doing their best, but that “ a few high-collared gents, wearing good clothes, well-addressed, will land in town and before the police or detectives can locate them it is possible for the bunco man to hypnotize a victim and relieve him of his cash…”

 Nov. 18, 1902

p. 1 The formation of an “Anti-Vice Party” is announced in anticipation of the next municipal election. It will be “pledged to wage war on Spokane’s gambling houses and all resorts of vice.” Rev. George Wallace of Westminster Presbyterian Church rejects the claims that the gambling houses “are a source of revenue which yearly brings thousands of dollars into this city…”the owl

 Nov. 22, 1902

p. 1 “Saloon Men Willing to go to Jail in Defense of What They Believe to be Their Rights.” A controversy arises about the presence of slot machines in gambling houses. Evidently a law has been passed barring the use of “cash-paying slot machines” but not other forms of gaming or equipment. The saloon owners, especially the smaller ones have hired attorneys (the firm of Nuzum & Nuzum) and plan to make a stand. (A follow up article is in the Nov. 24, 1902 issue on p. 1.)

 p. 2 “Alma Arrested” is the first small article referring to the Stockholm Saloon and its cast of characters. Alma Green is arrested and charged with having drugged and robbed John Johnson. Johnson is also arrested for drunkenness, and now claims that his name is actually Charles Jameison.

p. 3 “The Wide-Open Town” The paper, in response to the new Anti-Vice party, has found two men, a pastor and the proprietor of the Owl, to write opposing columns, both for and against the “Proposed Movement for the Suppression of Vice.”

 Nov. 29, 1902

p. 1 “Stockholm Case Dismissed…” In the matter of Alma Green and Charles Jamieson, the judge throws the case out for insufficient evidence. Jamieson is still claiming he was drugged and robbed. He also asserts that the Stockholm’s owner Gust Pearson threatened him if he testified. The defense asserts that Jamieson was very drunk and spent all his money on whiskey.

 Dec. 3, 1902

p. 3 “Council – Has Warm Session over Stockholm License” The Chief of Police has lodged a complaint against the Stockholm saloon and variety theatre, and its owner, Gust Pearson. There is some conflict due to the fact that the complaint lists no direct evidence of the charge and is sent back to the police. Police Commissioner Lilienthal and the licensing committee advises the council to investigate.

 Dec. 8, 1902

p. 1 W. S. Green who had been a “special officer” at the Stockholm saloon, applied for an arrest warrant for – Police Commissioner Lilienthal! Charges are malfeasance of office and allowing open gambling operations in Spokane. (It seems odd that an officer who had worked in a saloon is all that disturbed about this issue.)

 Dec. 9, 1902

p. 1 Commissioner Lilienthal surrenders at the court house offers bond and is released to continue his duties. The corporation counsel make the argument that Lilienthal cannot be prosecuted under the cited statute since it concerns state and county officials and he is a municipal officer. Under “Bunco Man,” the arrest of “Swede Sam” is reported. Sam is charged with removing considerable money from a young man from Pendleton.

 Dec. 10, 1902

p. 1 The case against Commissioner Lilienthal is dismissed among a flurry of lawyers, objections and affidavits. In a related development – “May Arrest Kimball”- S. W. Green is securing an arrest warrant for Prosecuting Attorney Kimball, also on a charge of malfeasance of office. (He’s on a roll.)

“Lawyers Determined” The law firm of Nuzum & Nuzum representing the saloons in the slot machine case is determined to take the case to the superior court and to the supreme court if necessary.

p. 2 “Interprets His Duty” Mr. Green, he of the arrest warrants, attempted to explain his concept of duty. While he was a special officer at the Stockholm he was stationed there by the city but in the employ of and paid by the saloon. “He says his interpretation of his duty was that he was to protect the patrons and the house from crime and disorder and this he endeavored to do faithfully.”

 Dec. 12, 1902

p. 1 The city council will be hearing complaints against the Stockholm and its owner, Gust Pearson.

 Dec. 15, 1902

p. 1 “Wants Two Theatres Licenses Revoked” Fred D. Studley is charging that the Comique and the Coeur d’Alene theatres have violated their licenses by employing women in their saloons “to encourage immoral conduct, and gambling contrary to good morals.”

 Dec. 16, 1902

p. 1 Swede Sam is fined for “being found with implements with which to make loaded dice.” detective agency

Dec, 17, 1902

p. 1 The city council messes about with the charges against Gust Pearson, the Stockholm, the Comique and the Coeur d’Alene. Everything scheduled for next week. In the superior court a judge refuses to issue search warrants for five gambling houses as the initial complaints were made in the justice court rather than the superior court.

 Dec. 18, 1902

p. 3 “Stockholm Inquiry” The city council hears the case against the Stockholm. “Eric Linden and a man named Patterson said they had been robbed in the place. Captain Coverly testified on the reputation of the place, and Officer Miles described the ways of its habitues.” The case was continued.

p. 4 “Gambling among the Women of Spokane” describes the habits of the ladies in town, asserting that “Spokane has some of the gamiest women to be found anywhere.” (I don’t think that means the same thing anymore.)

 Dec. 20, 1902

p. 1 The city council takes on the Stockholm case once more and first several officers testified to the saloon’s unsavory reputation. Then they hear the defense – the bar’s ‘special officer’ and the night bartender testified that Charles Jamieson had spent all his money on booze and had not been robbed. Two of the establishment’s ladies testified that they were expected to obey rules of conduct. For instance there is a rule about not sitting in men’s laps. “Mr. Pearson doesn’t like it.”

 Dec. 22, 1902

p. 1 “Stockholm Resort Sells Soft Drinks” The city council has revoked the liquor license for the Stockholm. They continue to draw a crowd.

 Dec. 24, 1902

p. 1 “Lilienthal talks on the Theatre Cases” It seems the cases against the Comique and Coeur d’Alene have been dismissed. He notes that “The witnesses produced by the complainant were all employees of the Stockholm.”

 Dec, 25, 1902

p. 3 In “How Gamblers in Spokane Spent Merry Christmas Eve” a reporter comments on the crowds that spent the evening wandering from one resort to another “in an ever unsatisfied desire to find excitement.” In “Straight House” Gust Pearson asserts he will make more money without serving liquor than he did with it. “If patrons of the place insist on having liquor the only way for them to get it is to have it sent in from one of the neighboring saloons.” (An ingenious work-around!)

 The Spokane Press was digitized through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Press and many other American newspapers can be found online at Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

Additional newspapers for Washington can be found at Historic Newspapers at the Washington State Library’s web site. The State Library is a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

 

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William Gohl – Not a Nice Man

July 15th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

From the desk of Marlys Rudeen

One of the most notorious citizens of Aberdeen in the early 20th century was William Gohl. While he might have listed his occupation as agent for the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, his real job included such duties as graft, theft, extortion, arson, and murder. The local paper, the Aberdeen Herald, documents some of Gohl’s history through his trial and conviction for two murders in 1910.

William Gohl

You can follow the story through the newspaper by going to the Chronicling America web site for the Herald choosing the Browse Issues link, selecting a year from the drop down box, and then choosing an issue from the calendar display. I’ve listed some of the dates and pages below.

Popular wisdom in Aberdeen credited Gohl with a much higher body count than the two murders for which he stood trial. Most were convinced he was responsible for most of the “floater fleet” of bodies found in the harbor and the Wishkah River over a decade. He was widely thought to kill and rob sailors reporting in to the Union office if he judged that no one would miss them, helping himself to their valuables at the same time. Anyone who crossed him might find their business burned down, or find themselves on trial with Gohl’s cohorts swearing that he was guilty. Conversely whenever anyone was brave enough to charge Gohl with a crime, those same cronies provided him with sturdy alibis.

 Aug. 23, 1909, p. 1

One such case was that of a local saloonkeeper, Sig Jacobson, who was accused of illegally selling liquor on Sunday. The case had to be tried three times before a guilty verdict was reached, the first two having ended in hung juries. The paper opines that “The fact that Wm. Gohl, the unsavory agent of the Sailors’ Union was pushing the prosecution accounts in a measure for the disagreements of the first two juries..” The assumption was that the case had been brought through personal enmity.

 Feb. 3, 1910, p. 1

The story of his downfall begins on Feb. 3, 1910. The headline on the front page is “Accused of Double Murder – William Gohl, Agent of the Sailors’ Union is Accused of Killing Two Men.” The article details his arrest for the double murder of John Hoffman and Charles Hapgood. (As the story develops Hapgood’s name is spelled in a variety of ways – Hatgood, Hedberg, Hatberg, etc.) According to the article the tale is “filled with gruesome, cold-blooded particulars.” Police have gathered the information from a former friend of Gohl’s whom they refuse to identify. The cause of the alleged murder is said to be Gohl’s fear that Hapgood, a long-time crony, knew too much about some of his activities, and might turn against him. The body of one of the men, Hapgood, has been found, the authorities are still searching for the second, that of John Hoffman.

Feb. 7, 1910, p. 1

Now the paper feels free to report that Gohl is “suspected of many crimes” and rumors abound: he is responsible for a large number of the ‘floaters’ found in the harbor; leaving 4 non-union sailors to drown in the rising tide on an isolated spit; arson; recruiting toughs to testify on his behalf and provide alibis if necessary. “For the past three or four years Gohl has had the people of the water front terrorized with his threats and known ability to make them good…” Many of the rumors of Gohl’s crimes were started by Gohl himself as part of his campaign of intimidation.

Over the next several issues the search for Hoffman continues, the officials consider calling a Grand Jury – the first in 26 years.

 Apr. 7, 1910, p. 1-2

The story continues with further details of the case. The police originally went looking for Hatberg’s body on information from a “well-known businessman” whom they still refuse to identify. However his account has now been supported by testimony from John Klingenberg, a young Norwegian sailor, who had shipped out to Mexico a few days after the murders. On his return he is arrested and confesses to committing the murders with Gohl and on his orders. Klingenberg’s confession is printed on p. 2.

John Klingenberg

John Klingenberg

After that there are a few small stories, usually on p. 4 about preparations for the trial.

May 2, 1910, p. 1, 4

The trial begins with jury selection and a review of the case and the persons involved.

 May 5, 1910, p. 1

The jury is chosen and the actual trial begins in Montesano.

 May 9, 1910, p. 1

Witnesses present damning testimony about the events and as to the identification of the body as Charles Hadberg. Part of the evidence for the body’s identity is a section of embalmed skin that bears a tattoo recognized as belonging to the victim. (Yes, there’s a picture of the skin on the front page of the May 9, 1910 issue.)

Gohl evidently made a habit of bragging about his crimes, perhaps for the intimidation value, but he left many witnesses to testify to his claims of killing Hadberg and Hoffman. The original witness whom the police had not identified is now revealed to be P. J. McHugh, former owner of the Grand Saloon where Gohl and his cronies were frequent customers.

 May 12, 1910, p. 1, 4

After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury comes back with a guilty verdict and a recommendation for leniency in sentencing. That recommendation was reported to be part of a compromise for the jury, allowing those who wanted to vote for murder in the second degree to vote for murder in the first without the death penalty. The defense witnesses had taken little time and Gohl’s only attempt at an alibi was from an Aberdeen carpenter “said to be mentally deficient.”

It seems as though all the fear and intimidation Gohl had banked ran out of steam. The case was perceived as strong enough, and Klingenburg’s testimony damning enough, that witnesses were willing to risk coming forward and adding their testimony to the whole. On the other hand, witnesses that were expected to testify for the defense – such as Mrs. Gohl’s brother, failed to materialize. Leaving the defense attorneys little option but to charge that the prosecution was politically motivated by “interests” in Gray’s Harbor.

 May 16, 1910, p. 1

Gohl announces that he may appeal the case on the grounds that: the wording of the charge (written before Klingenburg’s confession and not amended afterwards,) indicated that Gohl held the pistol that killed Hadberg  Part of Klingenburg’s confession was his admission that he had shot Hadberg while in fear that Gohl would shoot him if he refused.

The paper also raises issues of the conduct of authorities in the investigation, conflicts between the County Sheriff and the Aberdeen City Police, with the paper seeming to intimate that the City police were not wholehearted in their pursuit of Gohl.

 May 19, 1910, p. 1

There is still talk of appeal as the date for sentencing approached, and one of Gohl’s former cronies, Lauritz Jensen, known as “The Weasel,” is released from the county jail. He had talked freely while incarcerated about Gohl’s various crimes – bombings, robbery and the theft of building materials. The paper takes a dim view of his release.

 May 26, 1910, p. 1

Gohl is sentenced to life imprisonment, and the paper quotes extensively from the Judge’s decision, listing his reasons for the sentence. It is considered improbable that any appeal will be made, and Gohl is scheduled to be moved to the penitentiary in Walla Walla within a week.

Gohl spent the rest of his life incarcerated, first at the penitentiary and finally at the Eastern State Hospital in the ward for the criminally insane. He died there in 1927. Various sources place the count of his murders at anywhere from 40 to over 100.

The Aberdeen Herald was digitized through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Herald and many other American newspapers can be found online at Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

Additional newspapers for Washington can be found at Historic Newspapers at the Washington State Library’s web site. The State Library is a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

 

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Yakima Herald – During the year of Statehood

July 9th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

From the desk of Marlys Rudeen

The year is 1889 and Washington Territory is on its way to becoming Washington State. There’s a great deal of enthusiasm for the process, and a great deal of regional competition as a constitutional convention is held along with fierce debate about which city should be the capital of the new state. While all this is going on the residents of Yakima are also devouring news from back East, local comings and goings and, judging from the ads, a lively commercial sector.

I’ve skipped through several issues and found some entertaining stories. To browse through the issues of the Yakima Herald on your own go to and select issues from the list of dates on the left or from the calendar display on the right.

 aphroFeb. 9, 1889

p. 2 Evidently looking forward to the prospect of Statehood, the citizens of North Yakima had offered to host a constitutional convention is their fair city at no cost to the Territory. The editors of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer had objected strenuously to the proposal, though whether they truly felt it was premature, or were irritated that the convention might be held someplace other that Seattle is left to the reader to determine. The Yakima Herald editor is pretty sure he knows the reason and has some fun quoting the PI’s contradictions and spoofing what he sees as their pomposity. See “Constitutional Convention at North Yakima” and “Communication”.

p. 3 In the “Personal” column comings and going are noted carefully including some the principals might prefer not be mentioned. “Mrs. Frank Riggle has gone to Island City to remain. Matrimonial infelicity is said to be the cause of her departure.” Under “Backing his Opinion” a viticulturalist buys a shipment of grape cuttings and predicts that the Yakima Valley will rival California as wine and grape country.

p. 4 In a list of text ads – “A nasal injector free with each bottle of Shiloh’s Catarrh Remedy…” (Erg!)

p. 5 A new serial novel begins – “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.” (These novels were quite popular during this time, printed in sections over several weeks or months.)

 March 7, 1889

p. 2 “The Pacific Northwest” Charles Skeels, a Spokane saloonkeeper, is fatally shot by his wife who objected to his attentions to two “variety actresses”. “Mrs. Skeels bears a bad reputation, being known in the Coeur d’Alene country as ‘Bunko Liz’.”

 p. 3 “Surprise Party” Capt. J. H. Thomas and family were guests of honor at a surprise party which was truly a surprise “for the Captain was in bed and asleep.”

p. 4 Ads – “If you have lost any money lately, Redfield will return it by selling you goods so remarkably cheap that you will forget your misfortune.” And “Shiloh’s Vitalizer is what you need for constipation…”

Apr. 4, 1889

p. 2 Ads – “For weak and delicate women nothing builds up the entire system more thoroughly and effectually than Oregon Kidney Tea.”

p. 3 “A Terrible encounter” Harry Hampton’s battle with a 12-pound trout is reported. Worried that the trout would take off with his new split-bamboo rod, he threw himself into the creek after it. “The encounter was terrific. Sometimes the fish had Hampton down and then the positions were reversed, but finally Hampton conquered, and pale and panting, he at last landed his prey.”hunter

“Personal”

“John G. Boyle is back from Washington. He looks happy, but it is not known what office he was promised.”

 Apr. 19, 1889

p. 5 A new serial novel begins – “Colonel Quaritch, V.C. by H. Rider Haggard.”

 May 16, 1889

p. 1 “Are Times Degenerate? – Bishop Potter says Yes.” In the report of sermon in NY, the Bishop warns of the dangers of “mistaking bigness for greatness and sadly confounding gain and godliness.”

 May 30, 1889

p. 3 “Local Brevities” “Ellensburgh is thronged with rough characters and a special force of police is required to maintain order.” (A persistent rivalry with Ellensburgh is noted throughout the issues.)

 June 6, 1889

p. 1 The question of where the new state’s capital should be is of great interest. Candidates vying for the position: Pasco, Centralia, Ellensburgh, Walla Walla, Spokane Falls, etc.

p. 3 “She wasn’t Mrs. Gillum” – recounts the interesting history of an fashionable couple who spent several weeks in Yakima. A Mr. Gillum, a life insurance salesman who made “a very gentlemanly appearance,” and his wife, “a well-rounded blonde” who was fond of whist and maybe a bit of poker – just with friends, of course. Amazingly, though “she disclaimed more than a very slight knowledge of the game she was always remarkably lucky.” The gentlemen of Yakima enjoyed her company but the ladies never took to her. After they left and set up in Spokane Falls, Gillum’s divorced wife showed up claiming that the young child with them was hers and that Mr. Gillum had never married his blonde companion. The miscreants escape down the back stairs.

“Local Brevities” “Colonel Prosser has a telegram announcing the loss in the terrible Johnstown flood of his step-mother, two half-sisters and a number of other relatives.”

 Aug. 15, 1889

p. 2 “Yakima the Capital” The editor makes his case that Yakima is really the only reasonable place to locate the new state capital. “Even the Olympia people believe this, when they are honest with themselves…”

 Oct. 10, 1889

p. 1 “How a state is made” The new state constitution has been adopted and a federal act is now required to become a state. The process is discussed in a question and answer session with Supreme Justice-elect, John P. Hoyt.

p. 2 “Falsehood Pure and Simple” Evidently, North Yakima has lost its bid to become the new capital, and blames its opponents for misrepresenting it as “a Northern Pacific town, and that the company was aiding us by its influence and money.”

 Nov. 14, 1889

p. 2   “We are now a state… The emancipation from territorial vassalage was received in some giddy cities with the burning of powder, patriotic speeches and champagne for the rich – whiskey and beer for the poor. Here in dignified Yakima we smiled a smile of satisfaction and moved along the even tenor of our way, building three-story brick business blocks, handsome residences and projecting new and greater enterprises for the coming year.”

p. 3 “The city has been on its bad behavior this week. Nine ‘drunk and disorderlies’ occupy the municipal jail. Five men were arrested today for fighting.” One of the jail’s residents moaned, “’What is getting into this town of Yakima?’ Other have asked the same question. The marshal says the prisoners shall work on the streets under ball and chain.”

 Additional newspapers for Washington can be found at Historic Newspapers at the Washington State Library’s web site. The State Library is a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

More Washington newspaper titles have been digitized through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the National Digital Newspaper Program. These and many other American newspapers can be found online at Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

 

 

 

 

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The West Shore – Enticing settlers to the late 19th century Pacific Northwest

June 30th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections, Uncategorized No Comments »

From the desk of Marlys Rudeen, Deputy State Librarian

A recent addition to the State Library’s digital collections is the lavishly illustrated West Shore. This literary and general interest magazine was published from Aug. 1875-Mar. 1891. The Washington State Library owns some of the issues from 1880-1890, and has digitized the issues and made them available online. (Warning – some of the PDFs are large and do take some time to load.)

According to its tagline from the 1885 issues, the West Shore is “An illustrated journal of general information devoted to the development of the Great West” and is published in Tacoma and Portland. It is meant to serve as a booster for the whole Northwest region, encouraging investment and immigration. It also serves as a general news journal for western residents, keeping them informed on both local issues and developments from back east as well.

By the early 1880’s, each issue looks in depth at a couple of locales, discussing their suitability for farming or raising a family. The articles report on local industries, the economy, churches, types of farming, climate, and transportation. In the illustrations the locale is represented by drawings of public buildings and private homes.  westshore

The issue for Aug. 1883, covers Jackson Co., Ore. and Vancouver, W.T. May 1885 takes a good look at North Yakima in “Building a Town” (p. 135). The issue for Jan. 18, 1890 examines the charms of Kittitas Co., the history of St. Joseph’s Mission near Coeur d’Alene, and Ashland and the Rogue River Valley.

In the early years, the editors were in the habit of reprinting articles, stories or poetry from other publications. The Jan. 1880 issue attributes material to the New England Farmer, Rural Press, The Alliance, North American Review, Reno Gazette, London Telegraph, and Harper’s Magazine.

By May 1885 there are fewer articles from other journals, although it’s possible that the editor is just not attributing as carefully as before since there are short articles on such diverse interests as: Hindu temples, Jugglers of India, Iguanas, and the Japanese city of Kumamoto. More space is given to short local news notes. The emphasis on exploring the characters of a variety of regions and towns continues, as do extensive coverage of railroads, lumber, coal, fishing and other commercial interests.

The magazine also presents articles on many topics of general interest, such as:

  • Women in Massachusetts being allowed to vote in the school board elections for the first time (Jan. 1880, p. 19)
  • Poisons and their Antidotes (Jan. 1880, p. 2)
  • Microscopic Discovery of Malarial Poison (Jan. 1880, p. 30)Langshan
  • Immigration problems (May 1885, p. 130)
  • Great indignation about suspected census fiddling. “Grand larceny of 50,000 people is what Oregon charges against Superintendent Porter and his beer-guzzling subordinates…” (Oct. 25, 1890, p. 162)
  • Agriculture report gathers reports from various local papers (Aug. 1883, p. 176)

The West Shore also includes poetry, short stories and jokes, but one of its most significant characteristics was the wonderful illustrations scattered throughout the issues to illuminate articles or to picture the northwest cities and towns that it featured. Even an article on a particular breed of chicken , Langshan Fowls, in the Jan. 1880 issue (p. 22) includes this wonderful engraving.

coverartThe cover art for the May 1885 issue attempts to portray the abundance of natural resources in the Northwest.

The issue also gives the reader a Bird’s Eye view of the growing city of North Yakima.

Bird's Eye View of North Yakima

Bird’s Eye View of North Yakima

By 1890, the West Shore has begun to experiment with color!

And even with some ‘social issue’ illustrations.

The West Shore was an ambitious undertaking and had the largest circulation of any Northwest publication for a time. It provides a unique record of the Pacific Northwest in the last part of the 19th century, and the State Library is happy to make its issues available online.

To see other digital collections at the State Library visit the Library web site:

The Washington State Library is a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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