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The Oregon Volunteer Infantry marches in the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 2, 2022, along Evergreen Boulevard in central Vancouver.

Veterans Day Parade’s new route in Vancouver to end at Pearson Air Museum

The Oregon Volunteer Infantry marches in the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 2, 2022, along Evergreen Boulevard in central Vancouver.

November 10, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

The Historic Trust will honor local veterans in the 35th annual Lough Legacy Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Read story

This week in Clark County history

November 10, 2023, 5:50am 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

Isabella Dypold of Battle Ground, right, looks at Christmas ornaments at The French Door at Providence Academy.

Retailers thrive in downtown Vancouver’s Providence Academy

Isabella Dypold of Battle Ground, right, looks at Christmas ornaments at The French Door at Providence Academy.

November 7, 2023, 6:06am Business

The French Door is known by customers as a magical place. With its East Coast and European inspired décor, owner Kathryn McIntire is able to transport shoppers into her own curated world. Read story

This week in Clark County history

November 3, 2023, 6:11am Clark County Life

100 years ago Read story

In 1941, Evelyn Burleson Waldren flew a goodwill tour from Vancouver, B.C., to Tijuana, Mexico (almost), in a 700-pound airplane, Lady Liberty. After trying for months to get permits from Canada and Mexico, she finally secured them. Taking off Oct. 1, 1941, she flew for 16 1/2  hours before landing in the U.S. just across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, a record for a lightweight plane.

Clark County History: Evelyn Waldren

In 1941, Evelyn Burleson Waldren flew a goodwill tour from Vancouver, B.C., to Tijuana, Mexico (almost), in a 700-pound airplane, Lady Liberty. After trying for months to get permits from Canada and Mexico, she finally secured them. Taking off Oct. 1, 1941, she flew for 16 1/2  hours before landing in the U.S. just across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, a record for a lightweight plane.

October 21, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

Evelyn Waldren always seemed on the move, mostly in lightweight airplanes. She began her aviation career as the first woman to fly in Nebraska and ended it as a grandmotherly flight instructor at Vancouver’s Evergreen Airport in the mid-1980s. In her 58 years in the air, she logged 23,700 flight… Read story

This week in Clark County history

October 20, 2023, 5:45am 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

Cpl. Tubby and his Marine handler, Guy Wachtsletter, conduct a combat training exercise during World War II. He was one of thousands of dogs enlisted into service through the Dogs for Defense program that began in 1942. Tubby was one of many canine casualties in the Pacific Theater. He died in action during the battle for Guam in 1944, and is listed on the Ridgefield Veterans Memorial. (U.S.

Clark County History: Dogs of war

Cpl. Tubby and his Marine handler, Guy Wachtsletter, conduct a combat training exercise during World War II. He was one of thousands of dogs enlisted into service through the Dogs for Defense program that began in 1942. Tubby was one of many canine casualties in the Pacific Theater. He died in action during the battle for Guam in 1944, and is listed on the Ridgefield Veterans Memorial. (U.S.

October 14, 2023, 6:15am Clark County Life

Cpl. Tubby, a dog from Ridgefield, died protecting his handler in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Susan Orlean mentioned him in her book “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend,” which tells the story of the many dogs with that name, starting with the Rin Tin Tin… Read story

Consul General Eunji Seo gives Army veteran Edward Barnes a medal. More than a dozen Korean War veterans received medals at the event.

Clark County Korean War veterans honored

Consul General Eunji Seo gives Army veteran Edward Barnes a medal. More than a dozen Korean War veterans received medals at the event.

October 13, 2023, 7:01pm Clark County News

A crowd of veterans and their families filled the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver on Friday to welcome Eunji Seo, consul general for the Republic of Korea based in Seattle. Read story

Construction crews uncovered what could be a 19th century cistern in downtown Vancouver.

Construction uncovered a cistern in downtown Vancouver; it could date to 19th century

Construction crews uncovered what could be a 19th century cistern in downtown Vancouver.

October 12, 2023, 12:15pm Business

Construction crews have uncovered a brick cistern in downtown Vancouver that could date back to the 19th century. Read story

Law officers captured this illegal still in 1925. Rarely were such large stills placed inside buildings. Distilling alcohol poses the hazards of fire and explosion because the process releases flammable compounds. Outlaw distillers in Clark County, like Jesse Cousins, often hid stills on their rural farms.

Clark County History: Moonshiner

Law officers captured this illegal still in 1925. Rarely were such large stills placed inside buildings. Distilling alcohol poses the hazards of fire and explosion because the process releases flammable compounds. Outlaw distillers in Clark County, like Jesse Cousins, often hid stills on their rural farms.

October 7, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

In Washington, urban and rural voters split in 1914 over alcohol. By an 18,632 margin, voters that year approved an initiative prohibiting liquor production, distribution and sale — but not consumption. The vote split between “wet” big cities and “dry” rural towns. Yet moonshiners in rural Clark County would illegally… Read story