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Larry Cebula
Works at Eastern Washington University and the Washington State Digital Archives
Attended College of William and Mary, Eastern Washington University, University of Chicago, Manchester Community College, University of Connecticut
Lives in Spokane, WA
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Living History: The John Feathers Map Collection
Archivists and lovers of old maps, just sit back and enjoy!  This video fascinates me on a couple of levels. It is a great story, of an unexpected find that doubles the map collection of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is also lovely to look at (if you a...
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Two Upcoming American Indian Events at Gonzaga
My friend Laurie Arnold is really tearing things up at Gonzaga, where she is Director of Native American Studies. She has organized two upcoming events that look terrific: "Clyfford Still and the Nespelem Art Colony" March 23rd, 5:30 p.m., Jundt Museum Room...
My friend Laurie Arnold is really tearing things up at Gonzaga, where she is Director of Native American Studies. She has organized two upcoming events that look terrific: "Clyfford Still and the Nespelem Art Colony" March 2...
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A Lynching in Cheney
On the evening of September 7th, 1884, a group of men rode their horses from the pioneer village of Spokane Falls to even-more-rude hamlet of Cheney, in the Washington Territory. They had come to murder a man. In Cheney the men broke down the door of the co...
On the evening of September 7th, 1884, a group of men rode their horses from the pioneer village of Spokane Falls to even-more-rude hamlet of Cheney, in the Washington Territory. They had come to murder a man. In Cheney the m...
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  By Hope Shannon @HistorianHope The idea for an International Federation for Public History student and new professional committee came out...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mapping the Kentuc Trail
Behold, the least significant digital history project known to man--a map of the Kentuc Trail that I made last night: The Kentuc Trail was a route used by early white settlers here in eastern Washington to travel between a crossing of the Snake River and Pl...
Behold, the least significant digital history project known to man--a map of the Kentuc Trail that I made last night: The Kentuc Trail was a route used by early white settlers here in eastern Washington to travel between a c...
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Ghost Signs, Ghost Town
Last fall I did a quick exploration of Sprague, Washington. Like most of the towns of the wheat country of eastern Washington (and for that matter the rest of rural America), Sprague is a long demographic and economic decline. The wheat still grows on the r...
Last fall I did a quick exploration of Sprague, Washington. Like most of the towns of the wheat country of eastern Washington (and for that matter the rest of rural America), Sprague is a long demographic and economic decline...
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Nez Perce Tribal Culture and Oral Traditions at the MAC
Interesting event coming up tomorrow night at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Josiah Black Eagle Pinkham, cultural resources ethnographer for the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) tribe in Idaho will be giving a presentation supplemented by a display of cultural...
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Nice photos. Where did you find the old photos of the yard and the roundhouse?
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I love this--both for the story and as an example of using video to tell stories about archiving. Every one of us who has worked in archives has a great "You will never believe what walked in the door" story (well--maybe not THIS great). We should share them.
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I have many of my grandfather's AAA maps of early California, roads and trails I used when I was young, some still exist. I understand the emotional draw of maps! This is a fine video, thanks for posting
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Some historical markers around Spokane Falls.
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Love the Indian on the horse.  I need to get back down to the river and see if I can find it!
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Approximate location of the Kentuc Trail, a pioneer trail in eastern Washington.
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And just like the Mullan Road, the Kentuck Trail is still utilized today in the form of streets, state highways, and interstate freeways. 
Its quite amazing to think that routes used by the region's Indians hundreds of years ago have steadily maintained their social and economic importance.  The context in which they are utilized may be completely different, but from old Nez Perce trading routes, to the Kentuck Trail, and on to I-90 and 195, these old trails serve nearly the exact same purposes as they were originally intended.
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I am an associate professor of history at
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  • Eastern Washington University and the Washington State Digital Archives
    I am an associate professor of history at, 2008 - present
  • Missouri Southern State Universty, the National Park Service
    Professor, 1996 - 2008
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Spokane, WA
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Tolland, Connecticut - Carthage, MO; Williamsburg, VA; Cheney, WA; Chicago, IL; Stehekin, WA - Chicago, IL - Stehekin, WA - Williamsburg, VA - Danby, VT - Springdale, UT - Great Basin National Park
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Historian, Digital Wannabe, Noted Raconteur
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I blog at Northwest History. I am interested in digital and public history, American Indians, the American West, and the outdoors.
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  • College of William and Mary, Eastern Washington University, University of Chicago, Manchester Community College, University of Connecticut
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  • University of Chicago
  • Manchester Community College
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