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This week in Clark County history

By Katie Bush, public historian at the Clark County Historical Museum
Published: March 3, 2023, 5:43am

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

Well-known Camas builder John Roffler began laying the foundation for the Eddy house on March 2, 1923. The Eddys’ six-room, stucco bungalow was just one of the 200 homes Roffler built throughout his nearly 20-year career.

75 years ago

On March 2, 1948, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railroad Co. announced plans for a repair shop. The one-story, reinforced concrete building would be located in Vancouver near the SP&S terminal. Construction on the $150,000 structure finished around November 1948.

50 years ago

A Feb. 27, 1973, Clark County commissioners meeting focused on the concerns of new home buyers. At the meeting, nearly 30 people testified to discovering “problem after problem” with new homes and finding few avenues for recourse.

25 years ago

On Feb. 26, 1998, the Parks and Recreation Department for Clark County and Vancouver gave an update on the progress of a new skate park. Kids who were eagerly awaiting the all-concrete addition to Waterworks Park checked the progress of the skate park daily, as crews worked on features such as two bowls, two sets of stairs, ramps, pyramids and a rail. The skate park finally opened in April 1998.