October walks at Fort will come with historical Spirit Tales



Additional Spirit Tales walking tours of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood have been scheduled through October.

Last year, two sold-out Spirit Tours took place on Halloween. By popular demand, the event has returned this year, with six tours on weekends, beginning Oct. 16.

Local historian and author Jeff Davis will take guests back in time with stories about the site and the people who inhabited Officers Row and the Vancouver Barracks.

Tickets are $15 and include hot refreshments. Each tour is an hour long and covers just under 1 mile. Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Tours are not recommended for children under 11 years of age.

The walks are sponsored by the Fort Vancouver National Trust. Tickets and details are available online at www.fortvan.org.

The dates:

• 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.

• 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

• 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

• 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

• 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Davis joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1979 at the Vancouver Barracks. During more than 30 years of active and reserve service, Davis served in Italy, Bosnia and Southwest Asia, and two deployments with Operation Enduring Freedom as a military historian. Davis’ final assignment was as the command historian for the 104th Division, where he was the de facto Army historian of the Vancouver Barracks.

Davis has also authored or co-authored several books on the odd and unusual. He was principal author for the book “Weird Washington” and co-author of “Weird Oregon.”