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
On Jan. 22, 1923, Vancouver resident Charles Banta found blooming plants in his garden, including strawberries, hinting at an early spring in the county. Unfortunately for Banta, his chickens discovered the ripe berries before he did and “enjoyed themselves for some time” before the flock was chased out.
- 75 years ago
The Clark County Beekeepers announced their upcoming meeting and invited all interested apiarists to join, in the Jan. 22, 1948, edition of The Columbian. The hourlong conference, held at the Manor Grange Hall, would include discussions on winter feeding and spring hive management.
- 50 years ago
Despite improvements to infrastructure and rapid transit, some Clark County residents still relied on older methods to get around town. On Jan. 26, 1973, Pamela Catania and Rexann Harris tied their horses to light posts on Main Street while they ran errands in downtown Vancouver.
- 25 years ago
For the first time in decades, state wildlife officials announced plans to revamp hunting regulations, according to The Columbian on Jan. 22, 1998. The most significant proposed changes included creating statewide seasons and implementation of a county boundary system for game management. The Department of Fish and Wildlife held off on making the final decision on updated regulations until April.