On the Harbor: From Black Friday to Nirvana

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Stephens Press, LLC, 2005 - History - 209 pages
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These are the stories of the twentieth century on Grays Harbor. Based on two decades of research by the staff of The Daily World, 'On the Harbor' is a unique narrative of local history, with separate chapters on the fourteen top stories of the past hundred years and biographies of Citizens of the Century. Also included are a first-hand account by a veteran Wobbly on the free-speech fight of 1911, Ed Van Syckle on sailing with legendary Captain Ralph E Peasley, and Murray Morgan on working for the Grays Harbor Washingtonian in Hoquiam during the Depression. With more than a hundred photographs from the archives of the Daily World and the Jones Historical Collection and nearly 200 sidebars on what to read, how to speak like a native and who's who in Harbor history, this book is a suitable for everyone from the casual reader to the ardent scholar, for the coffee table or the school library. Come along and read a century's worth of stories about life on gritty old Grays Harbor.
  

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Contents

On the Harbor by the editors
2
Aberdeens Black Friday by Ryan Teague Beckwith
4
More Deadly than War by John C Hughes
14
The Ghoul of Grays Harbor by Pamela Dean
18
Those Damn Wobblies by John C Hughes
32
Stumpys Night in Jail by Clayton E Stumpy Payne
40
Wild Man of the Wynooche by Bill Lindstrom
44
The Two Captain Peasleys by John C Hughes
62
Roosevelts Harbor Visit by Ryan Teague Beckwith
96
Who Killed Laura Law? by John C Hughes Robert Saltvig
100
Captain Yantsins Big Pinch by John C Hughes
124
The Madam Who Reigned by Ryan Teague Beckwith
134
Where the Sun Almost Always Shines by Ryan Teague Beckwith
138
He Made Ocean Shores Fun by Ryan Teague Beckwith
148
Pronounced Whoops by Ryan Teague Beckwith
152
Not Just Hippies Anymore by Ryan Teague Beckwith
164

On Board the Vigilant by Ed Van Syckle
66
The Wonder Ship Aberdeen by John C Hughes
68
Billions and Billions by Ryan Teague Beckwith
72
Marching Marching by John C Hughes
80
Working for the Washie by Murray Morgan
86
A Town and Its Novelists by Ryan Teague Beckwith
88
The Spotted Owl by Doug Barker
170
Live from the Muddy Banks by David Wilkins
178
Acknowledgments
196
Index
197
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About the author (2005)

John C. Hughes is a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He has served as editor of "The Daily World" since 1977.Ryan Teague Beckwith graduated from Willamette Univesity in Salem, Oregon, in 1997. He is currently attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

Ryan Teague Beckwith graduated from Willamette Univesity in Salem, Oregon, in 1997. He is currently attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

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