In the 1970s, journalist Gordon Newell published Rogues, Buffoons, and Statesmen, a sometimes irreverent look at the history of Olympia and neighboring communities. The Society and Museum was contacted by friend Anthony Collins who had scanned the book on behalf of the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and offered to provide the scans to us to post on our website. The copyright holder, Newell’s daughter Jacqueline Newell Bland, has graciously agreed to make these scans available to researchers and those interested in local history. Please respect the copyright holder by contacting us for permission to quote from or excerpt the book.
We are grateful to Anthony Collins for creating these scans. Anthony notes: