A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum.
100 years ago
All stores, banks and the county courthouse in Vancouver closed in observance of Armistice Day in 1922. Residents could still attend the football game between Vancouver and Astoria high schools and an evening sermon at the United Brethren Church from Reverend W.L. Blessing.
75 years ago
During the Nov. 11, 1947, observation of Armistice Day, Clark County’s war memorial was unveiled. Located at the courthouse, the memorial consisted of three bronze plaques with the names of 210 individuals who perished during World War II.
50 years ago
In 1972, the Clark County Red Cross presented special awards to citizens and service clubs, including the Rotary Club for its work on the Vietnam Christmas Ditty Bag program and 13-year-old Lori Reed, who received the “Distinguished Giver” award for raising $1,500 for the Red Cross.
25 years ago
On Nov. 8, 1997, about 1,000 Clark County residents lined the streets of downtown Vancouver to watch the annual Veterans Day parade. About 100 groups participated in the celebration, including veteran’s groups, marching bands and military organizations.