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Apr
22

VOLCANO RESCUE REMEMBERED -- MOUNT ST. HELENS

Adapted from interviews and excerpted from "Volcano Rescue" by Roland v. Emetaz in a 1980 edition of Mazama magazine. Foreword: Roland V. Emetaz is a founding board member of the Friends of Fort Vancouver. Known as "Mr. Em" to many, he is a retired Forester with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. After devoting his long and enjoyabl...
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Apr
18

The Mountain Blows Its Top Mount St. Helens, May 18, 1980

 One of the first photos taken of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, at about 10:00 A.M. on May 18, 1980. Oregonian staff photographer Don Wilson took the shot. Leverett G. Richards, an Air Force Reserve pilot and Oregonian staff reporter, flew the aircraft homebased at historic Pearson Airfield. The reporter and photographer fle...
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Jan
17

Nanny Wood

Army wife, mother, and pioneer In 1879, Nanny Moale Wood and with her new husband Lieutenant C.E.S. Wood honeymooned across the country by transcontinental rail and caught steamboats headed north and up the river to their home at Vancouver Barracks. They lived for a short time with General and Mrs. O.O. Howard until their new house was finished on ...
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Dec
18

Betsy White Wing Ough

"Founder of Washougal, WA" Our story explores the life of Betsy Ough, founder of Washougal, WA. Born into a Cascade tribe, her Indian name translated meant "White Wing." Her tribal village was located at today's Parker's Landing on the Columbia River and her father was Chief Schlyhouse.  In her early twenties, White Wing met a British trader a...
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Dec
11

Forgotten Stories of Clark County Women – The Voices Seldom Heard

Part 1 — Stories of 19th Century Women Who Influenced Clark County Welcome to the podcast series of the Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This series gives voice to the "Forgotten Stories of Clark County Women – The Voices Seldom Heard." In the 19th century the population of Clark County, WA, increased dramatically from the size of ...
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