Monday, January 30, 2023
Jan. 30, 2023

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This week in Clark County history


A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at or at the museum.

100 years ago

The Nov. 24, 1922, football game between Vancouver and Washougal high schools drew enormous interest throughout the county, as Vancouver’s chances at the county championship hung in the balance. Washougal proved to be a “scrappy bunch” that fought through all four quarters, but Vancouver was declared victor, 33-21.

75 years ago

The Paper Dolls, a bowling team sponsored by the Crown Willamette Paper Company, had a turkey dinner at team captain Hattie Jackson’s house before rolling three games on Nov. 23, 1947. The Dolls participated in the weekly Women’s Classic League.

50 years ago

Two members of the newly formed Vancouver Boxing Club won Silver Gloves championships at a competition held in Willamina, Ore., in 1972. The local club had about 30 members from age 6 and up, and practiced at the Marshall Recreation Center.

25 years ago

After warm and dry weather early in November 1997, the onset of rainy days in Vancouver brought good news to skiers and snowboarders. Area ski resorts, such as Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows, opened by Nov. 25, “beating the traditional Thanksgiving opening date.”