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Steve Anderson

St. Louis, Missouri, United States


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Writing on the fur trade era of the Pacific Northwest since 1980, I have been focusing primarily on short, non fiction stories/biographies involving Fort Nisqually on Puget Sound. I grew up in that neck of the woods and always felt that the topic has mostly been delivered top-down, passed between those who inhabit institutions of higher learning. I have found it to be a very personal, local sort of history and am eager to get that message out to those who would listen.

On the paying end of life, I am a museum professional by trade and have worked in that field for the past 25+ years as well. Currently, I am on hiatus (basically not working yet), so I've taken this break to do some concentrated writing.

Several of my fur trade articles have been published in Columbia Magazine, and a few of my "how to" articles on museum management have made it into regional museum assocation magazines.

Interests: Pacific Northwest Fur Trade era history; Hudson Bay Company history, western movement in US History

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