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The Camas-Washougal Historical Society board of directors elected new officers at their January meeting.

Dick Lindstrom to lead Camas-Washougal Historical Society

The Camas-Washougal Historical Society board of directors elected new officers at their January meeting.

January 20, 2024, 5:59am Clark County News

The Camas-Washougal Historical Society board of directors elected new officers at their January 2024 meeting. Longtime volunteer and board member Dick Lindstrom will take on the presidency this year. Other new officers are Lois Cobb, vice president, and Nancy Carroll, secretary. Betty Egger will continue as treasurer. Outgoing officers were… Read story

This week in Clark County history:

January 19, 2024, 6:02am 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

Loggers pose at a Weyerhaeuser Timber Company lumber camp in Yacolt. The Yacolt Burn of 1902 created as many as 700 jobs salvaging the burnt timber. Workers loaded charred logs on railroad flatcars and sent them to Vancouver daily.

Clark County history: After the Yacolt Burn

Loggers pose at a Weyerhaeuser Timber Company lumber camp in Yacolt. The Yacolt Burn of 1902 created as many as 700 jobs salvaging the burnt timber. Workers loaded charred logs on railroad flatcars and sent them to Vancouver daily.

January 13, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

The 1902 fire came close enough to blister paint on many of the Yacolt’s 15 buildings but turned north short of town. Leaves, ash and cinders swirled like a snowstorm. When the rain came days later, it cleared the air and cooled the embers. What remained of the forest was… Read story

&ldquo;People will tell you, &lsquo;My dad drank it. My grandpa drank it. So many people who live here have a connection to the Lucky Lager brewery,&rdquo; said Vancouver beer memorabilia collector Pat Franco.

‘The king of West Coast beers,’ Lucky Lager an iconic part of Vancouver’s history

&ldquo;People will tell you, &lsquo;My dad drank it. My grandpa drank it. So many people who live here have a connection to the Lucky Lager brewery,&rdquo; said Vancouver beer memorabilia collector Pat Franco.

January 12, 2024, 6:04am Clark County Life

What’s your pleasure: the X, whether bold and blocky or squished flat; the ribbonlike, elegant L; or, some smart mashup of one or more of these familiar symbols? Read story

Henry Pittock died of influenza during the Spanish flu epidemic, after this portrait was taken. He and his wife Georgina had four daughters and two sons. One daughter married Fredrick Leadbetter, who became his partner. The two founded Camas and owned its first paper mill and a sawmill in Vancouver.

Clark County history: Henry Pittock

Henry Pittock died of influenza during the Spanish flu epidemic, after this portrait was taken. He and his wife Georgina had four daughters and two sons. One daughter married Fredrick Leadbetter, who became his partner. The two founded Camas and owned its first paper mill and a sawmill in Vancouver.

January 6, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

Henry Pittock wasn’t the first to bring industry to Camas. Michael Simmons built a small shingle mill there and sold shakes to the Hudson’s Bay Company. Both businessmen landed at the juncture of the Columbia and Washougal rivers near today’s Georgia-Pacific mill. Read story

This week in Clark County history

January 5, 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

The five foundresses of the Sisters of Providence Northwest mission in Washington Territory. Front row: Sister Praxedes of Providence, Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Sister Mary of the Precious Blood. Back row, Sister Vincent de Paul, Sister Blandine of the Holy Angels.

Sisters of Providence’s holy ground: Mother Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Vancouver final resting place for pioneering religious women

The five foundresses of the Sisters of Providence Northwest mission in Washington Territory. Front row: Sister Praxedes of Providence, Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Sister Mary of the Precious Blood. Back row, Sister Vincent de Paul, Sister Blandine of the Holy Angels.

January 3, 2024, 6:06am Churches & Religion

Tucked away behind Vancouver Barracks National Cemetery lies another cemetery nearly as old. In it lies the remains, not of soldiers but of pioneering women, such as Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, who brought their Catholic faith and personal grit to Southwest Washington, influencing the greater Pacific Northwest region… Read story

Pioneering Vancouver educator C.W. Shumway circulated these campaign cards as part of his unsuccessful candidacy for county superintendent of schools, but is still remembered for his work as superintendent of the Vancouver School District.

Clark County history: Charles Shumway

Pioneering Vancouver educator C.W. Shumway circulated these campaign cards as part of his unsuccessful candidacy for county superintendent of schools, but is still remembered for his work as superintendent of the Vancouver School District.

December 30, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

Vancouver’s new school superintendent, Charles Shumway, and his wife traveled from Milo, Iowa, to Vancouver in 1895. Passing through towns named Hope and Paradise, Mrs. Shumway commented they’d indeed left both behind, saddened to leave the town where her husband spent a decade as an elementary school principal. Read story

This week in Clark County history

December 29, 2023, 5:59am 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

This week in Clark County history

December 22, 2023, 5:07am 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