Washington TerritoryBook - 2002
Established in 1853, Washington remained a territory for thirty-six years until admitted into the union in 1889. Divided by the Cascade Range and lacking an effective internal transportation system, Washington Territory made no practical sense as a political and economic entity until railroads finally unified the region in the mid-1880s. Ficken's Washington Territory will long serve as the definitive economic and political history of territorial Washington.
Publisher: Pullman : Washington State University Press, c2002
Characteristics: [vii], 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm