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This week in Clark County history

By Katie Bush, public historian at the Clark County Historical Museum
Published: March 10, 2023, 5:52am

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 March 9, 1923, residents of Battle Ground woke up to an inch of snow blanketing the ground “while a weak sun smiled down, slowing melting the beautiful white.”

  • 75 years ago

The Columbian reported on the “scrappy” Battle Ground Tigers’ weekend win over the Centralia basketball team in the March 8, 1948, sports pages. After a low-scoring first half, the Tigers came back strong in the final 12 minutes, taking the game with a final tally of 35-27.

  • 50 years ago

Battle Ground High announced on March 8, 1973, that it had set its Hi-Q team for an upcoming scholarly skirmish on KGW. The team, practicing since early fall, consisted of Marianne Larkins, Keith Fossand, Barbara Scherrer and Captain Loren Williams, with Debbi Burgstahler serving as alternate. In the end, Fort Vancouver High had three consecutive wins against other local learners.

  • 25 years ago

Battle Ground artist James Lee Hansen’s 1997 bronze sculpture exhibit at the Maryhill Museum of Art was so popular that he was invited to participate in the museum’s Outdoor Sculpture Invitational. On March 15, 1998, Hansen joined fellow Pacific Northwest artists Frank Boyd, Tom Hardy, Shawn Marie Johnson and John Buck, among others.