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Clark County History

Clark County History: Minnie Hill captained steamers on the Columbia and Willamette rivers

May 18, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

When Minnie Mossman married Charles Hill in 1883, she signed on as a life mate and as first mate on his steamer. Minnie Mossman Hill soon became the first licensed… Read story

Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal dedicates new artifacts timeline

May 18, 2024, 5:57am Clark County News

Two Rivers Heritage Museum and Clark County Historical Museum partnered to create an historical outdoor timeline exhibit that represents Camas and Washougal history and highlights the artifacts cared for at… Read story

This week in Clark County History for May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024, 6:03am 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

General Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925) assumed command of the District of Columbia and quartered in the O.O. Howard House. As Gen. Howard&rsquo;s aide during the Civil War, he became a dear friend. But taking credit for the surrender of the Nez Perce in 1877 led to a bitter dispute.

Clark County history: General Nelson Miles

General Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925) assumed command of the District of Columbia and quartered in the O.O. Howard House. As Gen. Howard&rsquo;s aide during the Civil War, he became a dear friend. But taking credit for the surrender of the Nez Perce in 1877 led to a bitter dispute.

May 11, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Life

At the 1862 battle of Fair Oaks, Brig. Gen. O.O. Howard was wounded twice. His trusted 21-year-old aide, Lt. Nelson Miles, nicked in the heel by a bullet, limped into a slave hut to visit his suffering commander. When the surgeon arrived with four burly soldiers, they placed the general… Read story

This Week in Clark County History, May 10

May 10, 2024, 5:58am Clark County Life

100 years ago Read story

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is sprouting rot and in need of repair.

Cedar Creek Grist Mill only open three hours on Saturdays; Woodland-area site needs volunteers

The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is sprouting rot and in need of repair.

May 8, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

For the past three years, the wooden foundation of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill east of Woodland has been rotting due to excessive moisture from the creek below. Read story

Aviator Tom Murphy pilots his Curtis Pusher biplane replica through downtown Portland on Sept. 16, 1995, after flying  off a ramp on top of the eight-story tall historic Multnomah Hotel in a re-enactment of a 1912 flight to Vancouver.

Clark County history: Tom Murphy is likely the only Curtiss Pusher pilot in the Pacific Northwest

Aviator Tom Murphy pilots his Curtis Pusher biplane replica through downtown Portland on Sept. 16, 1995, after flying  off a ramp on top of the eight-story tall historic Multnomah Hotel in a re-enactment of a 1912 flight to Vancouver.

May 4, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Life

Tom Murphy is likely the only Curtiss Pusher pilot in the Pacific Northwest, possibly the country. In 1995, the antique airplane pilot and mechanic flew the plane, also known as the Curtiss Model D, down the Columbia River Gorge from the Western Antique Airplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River,… Read story

This Week in Clark County History, May 3

May 4, 2024, 6:01am 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

Leverich Park encompasses picnic areas and forested trails. The park turns 70 this year.

A tale of two Leverich Parks and two milestones

Leverich Park encompasses picnic areas and forested trails. The park turns 70 this year.

April 27, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

Leverich Park reaches a major milestone this year — or maybe two. Read story

Gen. Philip Sheridan was one of Ulysses S. Grant&rsquo;s top commanders and a hero of the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. He visited Vancouver both before and after the war, and at one time commanded Fort Yamhill, Ore.

Clark County history: Phil Sheridan at Fort Vancouver

Gen. Philip Sheridan was one of Ulysses S. Grant&rsquo;s top commanders and a hero of the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. He visited Vancouver both before and after the war, and at one time commanded Fort Yamhill, Ore.

April 27, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

In 1830, John and Mary Sheridan left their leased holdings in Ireland to purchase passage across the Atlantic Ocean, emigrating to America with their two children. Their third, Philip, was born in America a year later. Eventually, he would rise to command the Army of the United States in 1888… Read story