Sydney Stevens in the Media

Sydney’s articles and stories often appear in local and regional magazines and newspapers. As with her books, themes center on Pacific County history, Oysterville, and the lives of past generations.

“I love the first hand accounts and oral histories that tell us how ordinary people lived, what their day-to-day experiences were, and how they interacted with one another and with their world,” Sydney says. “Almost without exception, those ‘old-timers’ were strong characters with definite opinions, and most had a wonderful sense of fun about them. I really enjoy ‘getting to know them’ and sharing what I find out.”

LOOK FOR SYDNEY’S MONTHLY COLUMN, elementary, my dear… THE FIRST WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH IN THE CHINOOK OBSERVER

Sydney’s articles appear frequently in the Chinook Observer and may be found online at www.chinookobserver.com or by requesting specific back issues. She has also written three series for the Observer:

  •  Behind Bars in Old Pacific County (2011)
  •  Ghost Stories of the North Beach Peninsula (2008)
  •  North Beach Girls of the Teens and Twenties (2005/2006)
  •  Oysterville: the First Generation (2003/2004)

  

Northwest Coast magazine, Winter 2008

“When Papa was a senator…was it a matter of fish or cows?”

Click here to download a printable version of the article. [1.1 MB pdf]

Columbia, the magazine of Northwest History, Fall 2016

“Revelations from the Pacific County Prison Record:  Frontier Justice” can be obtained by clicking here.

 

Columbia, the magazine of Northwest History, Winter 2008

“When Papa was a delegate…” can be obtained by clicking here.

 

 

the Sou’wester
quarterly publication of the Pacific County Historical Society

Sydney has served as guest editor for these issues:

  •  Summer 1985 (Volume XX, Number 2)
    Summer 2007 / Fall 2007 (Volume XLIII, Numbers 2 & 3)
  •  Summer 2008 / Fall 2008 (Volume XLIV, Numbers 2 & 3
  •   Summer/Fall 2011  (Volume Numbers have been discontinued)
  •   Winter/Spring 2014-Summer/Fall 2014

 

The Sou’wester may be purchased at the Pacific County Museum, 1008 West Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, WA 98586 or through their website.

 A Sense of Place Sou'wester0010