In an April 12 story in our Sunday Life section, Columbian reporter Tom Vogt wrote of an astonishing number of Civil War officers — Union and Confederate — who served at Vancouver either before or after the war.
A year-long renovation of four historic wooden buildings at Fort Vancouver's West Barracks will begin this summer, converting the Artillery Barracks, Infantry Barracks, Quartermaster Storehouse and Dental Surgeon's Building into residential apartments and space for office, retail and hospitality use.
Ramming and priming, sure. But biting and spitting? They're all part of loading a Civil War-era musket. Several volunteers recently went through the drill — literally — to prepare for the historic weapons program at Fort Vancouver. Re-enactors honed their skills for the summer schedule of black powder shooting demonstrations at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
Shana O'Brien and Cassie Leonard made a pledge to be more active in 2013, getting back into running. Day one: so far, so good.
The two Vancouver residents were among more than 200 participants in Tuesday’s Hangover Run, an annual New Year’s Day event put on by the Clark County Running Club.