I was the Director of Education at the Penitentiary while this document was developed. In my office I had daily contact with a large and varied number of inmates who used a somewhat different and colorful language. When I heard a term I didn't understand I would ask them for a definition and note it on an alphabetical card. Over the years cards added up and turned into this dictionary.--Authors Note.
A history of the U.S. military Fort Walla Walla written by Captain F. H. Pope, 14 Calvary. Sections (pages): 1. General History (1-11); 2. Acquirement of the Reservation (11-13); 3. Reservation as Existing (pages 14-16); 4. Acts of Congress Establishing Post (16); 5. Naming of Post (16); 6. Naming of Battles (16) [Full text of this section: "None."]; 7. General Description of Post (17-24); 8. Climate, Soil, Etc. (25-28); 9. Organizations That Have Served at Post (29-31); 10. Names of Commanding Officers (32-33); 11. Names of Quartermasters (34-35); 12. Target Range (35-36); 13. Means of Amusement Etc. of the Command (36-37); 14. Camp Sites in Vicinity (37-38); 15. Remarks (38) [Full text of this section: "This history is compiled to include December 31, 1908."].
The building records describe the function, features, dimensions, repairs, and modifications made to buildings on the Fort Walla Walla site between 1905 and 1918. A photograph accompanies the description of each building.