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Clark County History

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

Some of the Pittock &amp; Leadbetter Lumber Company crew pose for a photo outside the Vancouver sawmill in Vancouver. The original plant burned in June 1908 but reopened in October. The mill was owned by Clark County lumberman Frederick Leadbetter and his father-in-law, Henry Pittock.

Clark County History: Lumberman Frederick Leadbetter

Some of the Pittock &amp; Leadbetter Lumber Company crew pose for a photo outside the Vancouver sawmill in Vancouver. The original plant burned in June 1908 but reopened in October. The mill was owned by Clark County lumberman Frederick Leadbetter and his father-in-law, Henry Pittock.

December 16, 2023, 5:58am Clark County Life

The man owned a lot of timber. Quite a lot. According to the 1908 American Lumberman, Frederick Leadbetter held nearly 1.4 billion feet of timber in Washington and Oregon. Clark County contained 200 million feet of it. Read story

This Week in Clark County History

December 15, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

This Week in Clark County History Read story

This week in Clark County history

December 8, 2023, 5:04am 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

Charles &ldquo;Vern&rdquo; Bookwalter flew the first official airmail in the Pacific Northwest from Vancouver to Medford, Ore., for Pacific Air Transport in 1926. After surviving a number of exploits, he relocated to Alaska, flying as a bush pilot.

Clark County History: Pilot Vern Bookwalter

Charles &ldquo;Vern&rdquo; Bookwalter flew the first official airmail in the Pacific Northwest from Vancouver to Medford, Ore., for Pacific Air Transport in 1926. After surviving a number of exploits, he relocated to Alaska, flying as a bush pilot.

December 2, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

For Airmail Aviation Week 1938, the Vancouver Post Office created a hand stamp for envelopes sent from the town memorializing the first interstate airmail and the first airmail in the Pacific Northwest. The cachet honored the 1926 flight from Vancouver to Medford, Ore. and back. Read story

This week in Clark County history

December 1, 2023, 5:27am 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

Henry H.

Clark County History: Henry Spalding, myth maker

Henry H.

November 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

The nation’s largest provider of missionaries for Indigenous populations, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, dispatched Henry and Eliza Spalding to Kansas to Christianize the Osage. The board reassigned them to Oregon Country, and they traveled alongside Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. A troubled relationship emerged between the men… Read story

This Week in Clark County History

November 24, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Life

On Nov. 19, 1923, The Columbian reported that teachers from 18 Clark County school districts formed a “Teachers’ Council of Community Center No. 1, Clarke County.” Read story