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World War II memorial in Camas moving to Crown Park

January 12, 2022, 5:47pm Clark County News

Camas’ Crown Park will soon showcase a memorial honoring 22 Camas paper mill employees who lost their lives serving in the armed forces during World War II. Read story

Clark County History: Forbes Barclay

November 28, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

An unnamed boatswain lost a lottery during the Canadian Arctic winter of 1831-32, which meant his life. The ship, Victory, frozen in ice at Felix Harbour, couldn’t be freed until… Read story

Vietnam War veteran Bob Ferguson of Vancouver talks about one of his self-published books. He enjoys sharing his stories and sees them as a way to keep history alive.

Two Vancouver veterans recount their service

Vietnam War veteran Bob Ferguson of Vancouver talks about one of his self-published books. He enjoys sharing his stories and sees them as a way to keep history alive.

November 11, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Veterans Day pays tribute to American soldiers, both living and dead, whose experiences are complex and varied based on when, where and why they served. There is a sentiment, however, that weaves a common thread through these themes of war and peacetime: Their experience served as a valuable life lesson. Read story

Herman Kenin, 1901-1970, was a leading Portland jazz musician, bandleader and union official. His library is now in the care of Vancouver bandleader Sammuel Murry-Hawkins.

Vancouver bandleader strives to preserve, breathe new life into America’s original music – jazz

Herman Kenin, 1901-1970, was a leading Portland jazz musician, bandleader and union official. His library is now in the care of Vancouver bandleader Sammuel Murry-Hawkins.

November 7, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Vancouver’s Sammuel Murry-Hawkins is using today’s technology to keep the music of a century ago alive and swinging. Read story

Construction workers continue building an apartment building Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, as the Providence Academy smokestack stands in the distance. The Vancouver City Council decided Monday to uphold a demolition permit for Providence Academy’s landmark smokestack.

Vancouver’s historic Providence Academy smokestack to be removed

Construction workers continue building an apartment building Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, as the Providence Academy smokestack stands in the distance. The Vancouver City Council decided Monday to uphold a demolition permit for Providence Academy’s landmark smokestack.

October 18, 2021, 9:25pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council decided Monday to uphold a demolition permit for Providence Academy’s landmark smokestack. Read story

Ten residents from Glenwood Place enjoyed a recent tour of the Stanger House guided by Doris Hale, part of the restoration team.

Glenwood Place residents enjoy Stanger House tour

Ten residents from Glenwood Place enjoyed a recent tour of the Stanger House guided by Doris Hale, part of the restoration team.

October 9, 2021, 6:04am Community

Ten residents from Glenwood Place, a Vancouver senior living center, enjoyed a recent tour of the Stanger House guided by Doris Hale, part of the restoration team. John Stanger came to the area in 1838 as a millwright for the Hudson’s Bay Company and built the house in 1867. It… Read story

The Gathering Place at Washuxwal pavilion at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. The open pavilion design is inspired by traditional cedar plankhouses used by local tribes living along the shores of the Columbia River. It features Native-inspired wood carvings created by Adam McIsaac, project lead carver and adviser for the pavilion artwork, a respected expert in Native American art.

Washuxwal pavilion dedicated

The Gathering Place at Washuxwal pavilion at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. The open pavilion design is inspired by traditional cedar plankhouses used by local tribes living along the shores of the Columbia River. It features Native-inspired wood carvings created by Adam McIsaac, project lead carver and adviser for the pavilion artwork, a respected expert in Native American art.

October 9, 2021, 6:02am Community

The sound of a steady drum beat and the singing of a blessing in the Chinookan language filled the afternoon air at the dedication of the Gathering Place at Washuxwal pavilion at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum on Sept. 18. The open pavilion design is inspired by traditional cedar plankhouses… Read story

Peasant life in rural Quebec demanded that young Esther Pariseau prove adept at sewing, weaving and combing wool for spinning. In her carriage-maker father's shop, she learned the carpentry design and skills she would later use to create and build hospitals and schools across the Pacific Northwest. Her legacy includes establishing the Sisters of Providence, Providence Academy and Providence Hospital.

Clark County History: Mother Joseph

Peasant life in rural Quebec demanded that young Esther Pariseau prove adept at sewing, weaving and combing wool for spinning. In her carriage-maker father's shop, she learned the carpentry design and skills she would later use to create and build hospitals and schools across the Pacific Northwest. Her legacy includes establishing the Sisters of Providence, Providence Academy and Providence Hospital.

September 26, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Her nimble peasant fingers could do anything, cook, sew, work wood and write lengthy letters. Born in the Canadian village of Saint-Elzéar, her parents, Joseph and Francoise Pariseau, named her Esther. A petite child, she often worked beside her father in his carriage shop. Her mother taught her embroidery, reading… Read story

At left, field school students carefully clean wood and rocks found at the dig site along  the waterfront in Vancouver.

Students dig into Clark County history during archaeology summer field school

At left, field school students carefully clean wood and rocks found at the dig site along  the waterfront in Vancouver.

July 8, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

If you’ve driven by the Columbia River waterfront in the last couple of weeks, you’ve likely noticed a group of students digging through the land near Who Song & Larry’s and are wondering what’s going on. Read story

Construction has begun on the Aegis Phase 1 six-story apartment complex near the Providence Academy. Workers plan to construct a tower crane today.

Apartments going up by Providence Academy; smokestack’s fate to be decided

Construction has begun on the Aegis Phase 1 six-story apartment complex near the Providence Academy. Workers plan to construct a tower crane today.

June 24, 2021, 6:02am Business

A new apartment complex is rising adjacent to the Providence Academy as the historic building’s owner, the Historic Trust, welcomes a new interim president and a newly finished balcony — and as it continues to seek approval to demolish its landmark smokestack. Read story