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Oct
29

Leaf Printing Workshop - with Pamela Gunn

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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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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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Mar
20

A STALLION FOR CHIEF JOSEPH IN 1893

A featured book in our on-line sales is Days with Chief Joseph by Erskine Wood. In the archives of General John Gibbon, preserved by the Pennsylvania Historical Society in Philadelphia, we found a handwritten letter by young Erskine Wood in 1893. Erskine was 14 years old and wrote this letter to his great-uncle General John Gibbon, then Commander o...

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