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Robert E Ficken
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Washington State University Press; First Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
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In the sequel to his popular Washington Territory, author Robert E. Ficken, ably and with characteristically wry . Washington State University Press. Ficken, ably and with characteristically wry humor, describes Washington State's turbulent first decade. With a new railroad system, vast natural resources, an irrigation boom, astounding.

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Washington State: The Inaugural Decade, 1889-1899 By Robert E. Washington State University Press, 2007. 288 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, index. NW 97. 03 FICKEN 2007. Washington Then & Now Text and contemporary photography by Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard. Englewood, CO: Westcliffe Publishers, 2007.

The inauguration marked the commencement of John F. Kennedy's only term as President and of Lyndon B. Johnson's only term as Vice President. Kennedy was assassinated 2 years, 306 days into this term, and Johnson succeeded to the presidency.

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The sequel to Washington State University Press regional history series that began with "Washington Territory", "Washington State: The Inaugural Decade, 1889-1899" by respected historian Robert E. Ficken covers the first decade after the state of Washington had formally entered. Ficken covers the first decade after the state of Washington had formally entered the Union.

In the sequel to his popular Washington Territory, author Robert E. Ficken, ably and with characteristically wry humor, describes Washington State's turbulent first decade. With a new railroad system, vast natural resources, an irrigation boom, astounding population growth, and strong investment from foreign capitalists, the future looked rosy in 1889. Yet the first years of statehood were also marked by inept and corrupt legislation, labor disputes, unbridled criminal activity, strained municipal budgets, and controversy over the tidelands. Then, in 1893 came America's economic collapse--still the second worst depression in the history of the nation. Bank clearings plummeted, daily newspapers were reduced to four-page editions, the lumber industry crashed, money all but disappeared, and unemployment was rampant. Suffering Washingtonians clamored for public works projects to create jobs and took their opinions to the polls, electing a Populist governor and majority in both the house and senate. Other contentious political issues included railway regulation and unlimited coinage of silver. Finally, after four long years of decline, signs of economic life returned. Fiscally responsible decisions made by newly-elected government officials led to renewed interest from outside investors. The Klondike gold rush brought an influx of wealth, and east of the Cascades, the largest crop to date was marketed at prices not seen since the pre-panic years. In 1900, Washington's official population was 517,672--a forty-eight percent increase over 1890. Furthermore, America's economic orientation was shifting quickly from Europe to Asia. At the turn of the century the Evergreen State, in an idealgeographic location, stood poised to take full advantage of new trade opportunities, once again heralding a rosy future.