A nose for history: Fort Vancouver hosts walk for people, pups

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith

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Designed for visitors and their dogs, this summer’s ‘Bark Ranger’ walking tours at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site cover the history of dogs that lived at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks during the 19th and 20th centuries. There are two tours remaining, both beginning 10 a.m. at the parking lot for the reconstructed Fort Vancouver. At the July 15th tour of the Land Bridge Trail park rangers will cover the history of the Northwest’s oldest apple tree and the dogs of historic Fort Vancouver Village. On August 19th, people can learn about the history of Vancouver Barracks, the Northwest’s oldest U.S. Military post, and dogs kept as workers and mascots by soldiers living there.