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This Week in Clark County history, May 24

May 24, 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

World War II veteran Julian &ldquo;Thorne&rdquo; Hilts displays a photo of himself when he was a commissioned Navy officer.

‘I would do it all again’: Vancouver WWII veteran of Merchant Marines invited to 80th anniversary of D-Day in France

World War II veteran Julian &ldquo;Thorne&rdquo; Hilts displays a photo of himself when he was a commissioned Navy officer.

May 23, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

Many fought hard on the front lines of World War II and paid the ultimate price. Read story

Born in Albany, Ore., in 1863, Minnie Mossman Hill was only about 19 years old when she was licensed to pilot a steamship after learning the trade from her husband, Charles. She was the first female west of the Mississippi River to captain a steamship.

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

Born in Albany, Ore., in 1863, Minnie Mossman Hill was only about 19 years old when she was licensed to pilot a steamship after learning the trade from her husband, Charles. She was the first female west of the Mississippi River to captain a steamship.

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 woman steamship operator in the West and the second in the nation. Read story

Two Rivers Heritage Museum and Clark County Historical Museum partnered to create an historical outdoor timeline exhibit that represents Camas and Washougal history.

Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal dedicates new artifacts timeline

Two Rivers Heritage Museum and Clark County Historical Museum partnered to create an historical outdoor timeline exhibit that represents Camas and Washougal history.

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 Two Rivers Heritage Museum. “Pieces of History: An Artifacts Timeline” is filled with stories and images recounting monumental moments and… 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