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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Volunteers hunt for the truth about our place in the Civil War

African-American businesswoman Rebecca Howard, whose life is commemorated in a mural painted on the side of a restaurant in Olympia, ran that city’s most successful inn and eatery during the Civil War era, thriving despite a climate of racism in the Northwest.