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Annual veterans’ parade ready to roll Saturday in Vancouver

November 4, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

The 34th annual Lough Legacy Veterans Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 612 E. Reserve St., Vancouver. Read story

Forty new U.S. citizens take oath in Vancouver ceremony

September 1, 2022, 5:12pm Clark County News

Despite living in the U.S. for decades, Victoria Prado was never recognized as a citizen. Read story

Historian to discuss Vietnam War at Artillery Barracks in Vancouver

November 3, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The public is invited to engage in a free event leading up to Veterans Day about the South Vietnamese perspective of the Vietnam War. Read story

Present-day re-enactors at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site demonstrate how "base ball" was played in the early days. Firing the cannon started the ball game. Game regulations before 1900 had odd attributes. Walks counted as hits in 1877. Pitchers threw underhand. A bat could be of any length the striker (batter) wanted. Between 1885 and 1893, one side of the bat could be flat. The balls were soft, so gloveless players caught them. For a time after 1900, teams selected umpires from the crowd before the first pitch.

Clark County History: Early baseball

Present-day re-enactors at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site demonstrate how "base ball" was played in the early days. Firing the cannon started the ball game. Game regulations before 1900 had odd attributes. Walks counted as hits in 1877. Pitchers threw underhand. A bat could be of any length the striker (batter) wanted. Between 1885 and 1893, one side of the bat could be flat. The balls were soft, so gloveless players caught them. For a time after 1900, teams selected umpires from the crowd before the first pitch.

August 14, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Hudson’s Bay Company employees played cricket games at Fort Vancouver, but baseball wasn’t played in the area until after the Civil War. As base ball (two words) started congealing into one word (baseball) shortly before the Civil War, it popped up still as two words across the Pacific Northwest a… Read story

Pippin Casimir, 8, from left, Hudson Beal, 10, Ariana Ramunno-Johnson, 10, and Danny Ramunno-Johnson, 8, work together to identify artifacts in their excavation site at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Kids dig in at Fort Vancouver archaeology site

Pippin Casimir, 8, from left, Hudson Beal, 10, Ariana Ramunno-Johnson, 10, and Danny Ramunno-Johnson, 8, work together to identify artifacts in their excavation site at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

July 16, 2022, 3:46pm Clark County News

At the rear of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site replica, underneath two green tents marked National Park Service, 20 children ages 8 to 12 knelt in the dirt next to five rectangular holes observed in the ground Saturday morning. Read story

Portland State University student Joshua Haupt, left, scoops dirt into a bucket while Portland State University student Patty Patterson digs in the ground Tuesday during Archaeology Field School at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Archaeology students aim to determine if Fort Vancouver National Historic Site was used for schools

Portland State University student Joshua Haupt, left, scoops dirt into a bucket while Portland State University student Patty Patterson digs in the ground Tuesday during Archaeology Field School at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

July 5, 2022, 7:56pm Clark County News

More than 20 college students kneeled in the warm July heat, sifting through small square holes in the freshly dug ground on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, searching for nails, ceramic remnants and other relics from the past. Read story

A painting showing of Fort Vancouver around 1845 by Richard Schlect shows a pair of buildings north of the fort, just north of where Fifth Street is today, that were built to educate Indigenous and M?tis (Indigenous and European) children.

Public Archaeology Field School to dig in at Fort Vancouver

A painting showing of Fort Vancouver around 1845 by Richard Schlect shows a pair of buildings north of the fort, just north of where Fifth Street is today, that were built to educate Indigenous and M?tis (Indigenous and European) children.

June 23, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

A team of students from Portland State University and Washington State University, professional archaeologists and the National Park Service are set to study a former site of a school for Indigenous and Métis children at Fort Vancouver. Read story

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

Historic Trust cancels Fourth of July fireworks at Fort Vancouver

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

May 10, 2022, 10:50am Clark County Life

A smaller, fireworks-free event at Fort Vancouver will replace the Independence Day fireworks extravaganza this summer after two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

On the right, Kenneth Teter, once a Vancouver city councilman (1956-1963), stands beside an unidentified man examining an unfortunately worded sign (from today's perspective) donated by the Rotary Club describing the Hudson's Bay Company employees' village that once stood outside Fort Vancouver.

Clark County History: Kanaka Village

On the right, Kenneth Teter, once a Vancouver city councilman (1956-1963), stands beside an unidentified man examining an unfortunately worded sign (from today's perspective) donated by the Rotary Club describing the Hudson's Bay Company employees' village that once stood outside Fort Vancouver.

May 1, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Only a few visitors and scattered historical documents called the rough dwellings outside Fort Vancouver “Kanaka Village.” Instead, those living there in the Hudson’s Bay Company days called the grouping of houses “the village.” Read story

Members of Artemis Patrol Troop 351 from southeast Portland celebrate as the fire they built burns through all three strings in a fire-building challenge during Saturday's camporee at Fort Vancouver.

Boy Scouts learn new skills during camporee at Fort Vancouver

Members of Artemis Patrol Troop 351 from southeast Portland celebrate as the fire they built burns through all three strings in a fire-building challenge during Saturday's camporee at Fort Vancouver.

April 30, 2022, 7:50pm Clark County Life

Nearly 1,000 Boy Scouts from across Washington and Oregon gathered Saturday at Fort Vancouver for a “camporee,” an overnight camping event for Scouts and their families to have a day of outdoor fun and education. Read story