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The Inland Northwest: A Modern History of a Dynamic Region -- Spokane and Inland Washington / Coeur d' Alene and the Idaho Panhandle

Reinartz, Kay F.

ISBN 10: 1886483752 / ISBN 13: 9781886483750
Published by Heritage Media Corp., U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Inland Northwest: A Modern History of a ...

Publisher: Heritage Media Corp., U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Although most people think of the Pacific Northwest as the area defined by Puget Sound and scenic coastal areas, a large part of the Pacific Northwest lies inland and includes Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

The story of the Inland Northwest is one of survival and perseverance. With the discovery of silver in the Wallace-Kellogg district of the Idaho Panhandle, mining created the first great pull of population into the region. After the miners, loggers and dryland farmers came, determined to find their livelihood in the remote areas surrounding Spokane. Around these resolute settlements sprang the Inland Empire of mining, railroads and lumber barons.

As the area evolved, the coastal and inland regions became more intertwined, with the inland region providing significant support to the coast, from hydroelectric power to aluminum production for the airplane industry and food for the ever-growing population. With the continued marriage of coastal and inland resources and a firm commitment to growth and conservation, the Inland Northwest is a vibrant community of large cities, small towns, recreation areas, and endless possibilities.

About the Author:

Kay F. Reinartz

Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1965, author Kay Reinartz has observed the unfolding o the Inland Northwest's history in the second half of the 20th century.

Reinartz completed graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, the University of New Mexico and Texas A&M University. She holds master's degrees in American History and in Urban and Regional Planning and a doctorate in American Studies.

She has served on the faculties of universities in New York, Montana, Washington, Sweden and Brazil as a teacher and lecturer of American social and cultural history. As an International Scholar and Teaching Fellow, sponsored by Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, she toured Brazil lecturing and holding workshops. After 20 years, Dr. Reinartz left academia to focus on the history of the Pacific Northwest. Her community history books have received national and regional awards.

Known for her work as a heritage leader in the Pacific Northwest, she has helped launch community historical societies, served on numerous heritage boards, served as a King County Landmarks and Heritage Commissioner and mentored young Northwest writers.

A native of Minnesota, she lives in Seattle with her husband, Richard Frith, who is her companion on frequent visits to the Inland Northwest.

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