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Jun
08

Squibob - A Trip to Oregon (excerpt)

What follows is an excerpt from Squibob An Early California Humorist this book can be purchased from the Friends of Fort Vancouver Bookstore in person or on the Friends of Fort Vancouver Alibris site at http://fortvancouver.alibrisstore.com/   A Trip to Oregon First Printed in the San Francisco Herald, October 18, 1855 On t...
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Sep
01

Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - Scavenger Hunt Activity!

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 As children begin a new school year and many students begin learning in different and more virtual ways, the Friends of Fort Vancouver want to offer students and parents an activity that can offer an hour or two of fun and discovery on the grounds of Fort Vancouver. Using the attached PDF, illustrated with watercolors from local author, ...
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Jul
15

"Another Way of Saying God's Country"

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(Chapter 2: "Another Way of Saying God's Country") Washington residents never fully accepted the name of their territory and new state. The earliest pioneers criticized Congress for setting aside their local favorite, Columbia, in the 1853 legislation establishing a separate territorial administration for the northern regions of Oregon. During the ...
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Jun
17

Fourth of July Oration in Oregon (Excerpt from The Squibob Papers)

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The Squibob PapersI.Fourth of July Oration in OregonCorrespondence"Fort Vancouver, W.T., June 15, 1856. John Pheonix, Esq., Sergt. Major, etc.""Dear Sir: -- I am requested by a number of your brother officers, and other gentlemen, to solicit you to deliver the oration at the celebration of the approaching Fourth of July, at this post."Very respectf...
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Jun
12

Jane Jacobsen's Memorial Walk July 3rd

You are welcome to join the Friends in remembering founding board member Jane Jacobsen on a self-guided walk through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Friends and Jane's family will be on hand at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center to greet walkers between 9 AM and Noon. The public is welcome! A map and brief guide to Jane's favorite sites a...
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