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Dec
08

Christmas in the Hudson's Bay Company Wilds in 1877

Harper's Weekly – Saturday, January 13, 1877 One of the most popular periodicals in North America was the well-known Harper's Weekly that offered national and international news, fashionable styles, advertisements for life's necessities, and the ever-wonderful political cartoons. In the 1870's, the families of Vancouver Barracks were often well-acq...
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Dec
01

Art Workshop: Direct Drawing with Pam Gunn

The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site are thrilled to bring you another art workshop courtesy of our friend Pam Gunn. In this workshop, viewers will learn the basic skills necessary to complete beautiful projects using direct drawing to create fabulous botanical illustrations. To learn more about the Friends of Fort Vancouver, become...
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May
13

The Voice of this Stone

The Voice of this Stone: Learning from Volcanic Disasters Around the World  On the fortieth anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, this is an excellent read and resource to volcanic eruptions worldwide. Kevin Scott's newest book features the magnificence of volcanoes and their disasters around the world. Dr. Kevin Scott offers chilli...
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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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