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This Week in Clark County History

By Katie Bush for The Columbian
Published: February 17, 2023, 6:01am

100 years ago

On Feb. 14, 1923, the Ladies Aid Society of the Salmon Creek Methodist Church sponsored a basket and pie social at the Felida community hall that included talks and musical numbers. The group held the raucous event as a homecoming for Salmon Creek homesteaders.

75 years ago

The initial meeting of the Hazel Dell Garden Club was set to take place on Feb. 18, 1948, but electrical issues forced it to be rescheduled for the following week. The pivotal meeting would see interested community members form the neighborhood floral club.

50 years ago

On Feb. 13, 1973, Harvey Elliott, director of the Vancouver-Clark County Humane Society, gave a report on the new Clark County Humane Society to a luncheon group of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. While the facility could hold about 50 cats and dogs, it was already overcrowded and in need of expansion about a month after completion.

25 years ago

On Feb. 12, 1998, the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers group announced the guest list for its monthly meeting. The roundtable discussion on wild salmon and steelhead issues featured two of Washington’s top fish and wildlife officials, Lisa Pelly and Bern Shanks; Kurt Beardslee of Washington Trout; and Bill Bakke of the Native Fish Society.

Katie Bush is public historian at the Clark County Historical Museum