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This week in Clark County history

By Katie Bush, public historian at the Clark County Historical Museum
Published: March 31, 2023, 6:00am

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

The Camas Order of DeMolay’s basketball team defeated a team from the Vancouver chapter in a “fast and furious” game, The Columbian reported. The gym, which had no out-of-bounds, led to unyielding game play. In a “last minute rally,” the Ough brothers made the final winning baskets for the Camas team, ending the match at 41-38.

  • 75 years ago

A purported pay dispute between the contractor’s association and union officials led to an “undetermined number of hod carriers and mortar mixers” pulled off two job sites in Camas on March 26, 1948. The union and contractor’s association reached a deal the following month, collectively agreeing to a 25 cent-an-hour raise and quelling any impending work stoppages.

  • 50 years ago

On March 28, 1973, tax reform coalitions across Clark County gathered to protest a special levy system for funding local schools. With an eye toward a future protest in Olympia, the groups began with local rallies in gymnasiums from Camas to Vancouver, extending invitations to legislators and state officials to join.

  • 25 years ago

On April 1, 1998, the Camas-Washougal Community Chest announced it awarded $57,000 to programs and agencies serving the public. Raised through corporate and individual donations, the funds went to everything from the American Red Cross to the Camas Community Center.