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When the 'past' came to Century 21

Forget Elvis. The real featured visitor to the Seattle world's fair was the region's past. Roy Rogers, Paul Bunyan, an Indian village, and a parade of old-timers were there to sell a version of "progress." On Tuesday, HistoryLink.org will bring a lot of the world's fair history back to life at its annual banquet.

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The Mormons are coming!

A book on America's "first civil war" looks at the so-called Mormon Rebellion, an event that spread fear throughout the Pacific Northwest as people worried about a new, independent theocratic state rising in the far West. The struggle has lessons for today.

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Tim Egan: New American West is urban, high-tech and eco-friendly

It's exactly the opposite of the vision of the Koch brothers, who run a Montana ranch but fail to boss around the politicians of the region.

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