Pat Jollota retired from the Los Angeles Police Department and came to Vancouver to find a new career in historic preservation. She was curator of education at the Clark County Historical Museum for 22 years, while almost concurrently serving for 20 years on the Vancouver City Council.
The Clark County community loves the water. We want to get close. Fortunately there are many places to do just that. One of the most popular spots is Wintler Park, a 12.5 acre riverfront park that offers spectacular views of
Winter nights are long and dark in the Pacific Northwest. Before electric lights, the moon and the stars lit the countryside. Unfortunately, in the Pacific Northwest the winter skies are usually clouded over. So, against the midwinter dark, lanterns and
A century ago, in October 1918, The Great War was coming to an end. Across Europe, though, soldiers and civilians alike were falling ill and dying within hours or days. Though it most likely did not originate in Spain, people
The recent volcanic eruptions and subsequent tragedies in Hawaii are all the more poignant to many Clark County residents because of the special historic relationship between Vancouver and the Islands. Our namesake, George Vancouver, was with Captain Cook at the
This summer, as we are drawn to enjoy the many dedicated parks and green spaces in Southwest Washington, we are exploring the history of the land and the names of these beloved local parks. Davis Park, in the middle of Old
On warm summer days, the many parks of Clark County are full of families enjoying playgrounds, walking trails, sports fields and courts, skate parks, dedicated green space, outdoor grills, pavilion shelters and all of the natural beauty afforded us by