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Three founders of the Catholic Church in the Pacific Northwest posed for a formal portrait on an unknown date. Left to right: Fathers Augustin Magloire Blanchet (1797-1887), Norbert Blanchet (1775-1883) and Modeste Demers (1809-1871).

Clark County history: Catholic Church in the Northwest

Three founders of the Catholic Church in the Pacific Northwest posed for a formal portrait on an unknown date. Left to right: Fathers Augustin Magloire Blanchet (1797-1887), Norbert Blanchet (1775-1883) and Modeste Demers (1809-1871).

March 30, 2024, 6:05am Churches & Religion

In 1837, Hudson’s Bay Company Gov. George Simpson wrote to the Archdiocese of Quebec to request a Catholic mission be established in his company’s territory north of the Columbia River. Read story

A local tulip tree has been selected to receive Clark County Heritage Tree status and joins a heritage apple grove, heritage cherry tree and heritage walnut tree at the Parker&rsquo;s Landing Historical Park in Washougal.

Parker’s Landing tulip tree accepted for heritage distinction

A local tulip tree has been selected to receive Clark County Heritage Tree status and joins a heritage apple grove, heritage cherry tree and heritage walnut tree at the Parker&rsquo;s Landing Historical Park in Washougal.

March 30, 2024, 5:16am Community

WASHOUGAL – A local tulip tree has been selected to receive Clark County Heritage Tree status and joins a heritage apple grove, heritage cherry tree and heritage walnut tree at the Parker’s Landing Historical Park in Washougal. The Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Heritage Tree Program keeps a list… Read story

This week in Clark County history, March 29

March 29, 2024, 5:14am 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

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

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

Bob and Marian Russell, who survived the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, look over some old newspaper clippings at their Vancouver home in this photo originally published in The Columbian in 1998.

Clark County History: Local couple survived Japanese death camp

Bob and Marian Russell, who survived the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, look over some old newspaper clippings at their Vancouver home in this photo originally published in The Columbian in 1998.

March 16, 2024, 6:04am Clark County Life

A lesser-known fact about America entering World War II is the bombing of a U.S. Navy base at Cavite on Manila Bay, Philippines, on Dec. 10, 1941, three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese wanted the Philippine Islands because they needed access to the raw materials of… Read story

Participants in the annual Paddy Hough Parade greet spectators along the route on Friday afternoon, March 15, 2024.

Blue skies, seas of green at annual Hough Parade in Vancouver

Participants in the annual Paddy Hough Parade greet spectators along the route on Friday afternoon, March 15, 2024.

March 15, 2024, 3:03pm Clark County News

Rumor has it that it never rains on the Paddy Hough Parade. Read story

This week in Clark County history, March 15

March 15, 2024, 5:37am 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

In this 1942 photo, American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese are shown at the start of the Bataan Death March. A Vancouver High School graduate and Army chaplain, Ralph W.E. Brown, was among the prisoners. He ministered to soldiers until his death in January 1945 in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Clark County history: Vancouver High graduate received WWII Distinguished Service Cross

In this 1942 photo, American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese are shown at the start of the Bataan Death March. A Vancouver High School graduate and Army chaplain, Ralph W.E. Brown, was among the prisoners. He ministered to soldiers until his death in January 1945 in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

March 9, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Life

Three months after the invasion of the Philippine Islands and the Battle of Bataan, the Japanese captured nearly 78,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war. Japanese soldiers marched them for six days down the Bataan peninsula to a railhead, denying them food and water before dispersing them to internment camps.… Read story

This week in Clark County history, March 8

March 8, 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