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Wilf Woods: A tale of two Stevens

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This is a tale of two Stevens, both of them important to our state.

It was 151 years ago that former territorial Gov. Isaac Stevens was killed in a Civil War battle. He was the man who thought he had settled the question of Indian rights in the mid 1850s with treaties.

It led to wars with the tribes. He also carried out a railroad survey of bringing rails to the Pacific Northwest.

Isaac had the ear of President Franklin…

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