History

Bit of HiStory: The Ghost of Officers Row

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Almost dead center of Officers Row near Fort Vancouver stands The Grant House, the oldest house on the row, the only home still standing from the original nine built in 1849. It was the commanding officer’s residence and was the home of many distinguished military men. Over the years it served many purposes from officer’s… Read More

Bit of HiStory: Yacolt Burn

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The winter of 1901-02 was a long, wet one for Southwest Washington. But eventually the warm sun of spring was welcomed, crops and wildflowers burst from the ground, and the season became warm and unseasonably dry. As the days lengthened, the hot dry weather continued. By Tuesday, September 12, 1902, it hadn’t rained in 77… Read More

Bit of HiStory: Hawaiian History in the Pacific Northwest

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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 first European contact with the Hawaiians. Vancouver returned to the Islands many times, especially to… Read More