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In this undated photo of an Oregon Trail reenactment, a long line of oxen-drawn wagons stops to rest along a trail. In 1878, a 21-year-old Missouri woman, Sarah Elizabeth Butler, kept a diary of her journey along the trail to Fort Vancouver.

Clark County History: Sarah Butler’s Oregon Trail journey

In this undated photo of an Oregon Trail reenactment, a long line of oxen-drawn wagons stops to rest along a trail. In 1878, a 21-year-old Missouri woman, Sarah Elizabeth Butler, kept a diary of her journey along the trail to Fort Vancouver.

March 23, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Just east of the Kansas border at Carthage, Mo., 21-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Butler (1857-1931) opened her diary. Inside, she wrote eight sentences recording the first day of her trek along the Oregon Trail to the Washington Territory. She loaded that entry with information, perhaps rivaling her family’s packing of their… Read story

Check It Out: Savor springtime selections

March 23, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Spring has sprung! I definitely have a spring in my step now that daffodils and cherry trees are a-blooming. We’re bound to have more rainy days and cool evenings ahead, but when I hear robins chirping outside my bedroom window in the morning, I know that Mother Nature is doing… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Teacher learns valuable lesson

March 23, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

In 1975, I was teaching at Vista Continuation High School in Bakersfield, Calif. Our students had been invited to leave or expelled from traditional high schools. Read story

Gardening with Allen: Designer, full service nursery help plan vision

March 23, 2024, 6:04am Clark County Life

We recently purchased a new home with a front lawn and a few shrubs in front. We would like to add as much as we can afford this spring. We plan to do most of the work ourselves. What priority would you suggest in adding to our landscape? Read story

MMMerica burger at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House.

Beer and a burger? From Vancouver to Washougal, these taprooms have you covered

MMMerica burger at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House.

March 22, 2024, 6:04am Clark County Life

When they first opened taprooms, craft brewers were reluctant to go into the food business. Many just served snacks or relied on nearby food trucks to feed their customers. I’m grateful that some have decided to make great burgers to accompany their well-crafted brews. Read story

Clark County health inspections, March 11-16

March 22, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Life

First Choice Market, 13 E. Main St., Battle Ground 0 Read story

This week in Clark County history, March 22

March 22, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story

Kids rush toward the eggs at the start of the 28th Annual Easter Day Egg Hunt at Crown Park in Camas on April 21, 2019.

Egg-citing Easter events around Clark County offer food and fun

Kids rush toward the eggs at the start of the 28th Annual Easter Day Egg Hunt at Crown Park in Camas on April 21, 2019.

March 22, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Life

The Easter Bunny will be egg-stra busy this year, making appearances at Clark County’s many egg hunts. Bring your kids and grandkids to one of these egg-citing Easter events hosted by churches, local businesses, community organizations and city staff. Bring baskets for eggs and cellphones to capture egg-ceptionally memorable moments. Read story

Dancers Anna Chapin, left, 13, and Keira Wachter, right, 12, rehearse their moves while the Reprise Choir practices &ldquo;She Was Dancing,&rdquo; a song in the upcoming &ldquo;Voice of Washington&rdquo; program.

Celebrating Washington in song: Reprise Choir’s ‘The Voice of Washington’ highlights Evergreen state creatorsvideo icon

Dancers Anna Chapin, left, 13, and Keira Wachter, right, 12, rehearse their moves while the Reprise Choir practices &ldquo;She Was Dancing,&rdquo; a song in the upcoming &ldquo;Voice of Washington&rdquo; program.

March 21, 2024, 6:03am Churches & Religion

If the Washington musicians that spring quickest to mind are Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Heart or Bing Crosby, here’s your ticket to a whole new set of Evergreen State sounds. Read story

Society of Washington Artists seek artists for spring show

March 21, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

The Society of Washington Artists seeks artists for its spring show, May 15-18. Read story