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May
01

Lois Thadei, Artist

​ Lois learned to fly and trained to be an airline mechanic in Clark County. Lois was a bush pilot in Alaska, and received her aviators "wheel rating" and learned to "dope and fabric" old aircraft from Clark County's Wally Olson. Ms Thadei 'commuted' between Ketchikan, Alaska and Vancouver, Washington through Seattle via pontoon plane to learn thes...
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May
01

Garrison Flagstaff Reconstruction May 2017

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The Community Military Appreciation Committee's (CMAC) presentation for Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29, 2017, included the dedication of the 80 foot reconstructed garrison flagstaff on the Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground, which is located in the National Park. The flagstaff is dedicated to honor American servicemen and women...
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Apr
19

US Forest Service "Celebrating Wildflowers" Website

Celebrate Spring and Wildflowers on our National Forests As spring continues to show its colors, it's the perfect time of year to plan a trip to our National Forests to see wildflowers! The U.S. Forest Service offers an exhaustive website to help you learn more and find wildflowers on a National Forest near you. From invasive and rare plants to kid...
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Apr
10

Jack Nisbet: Ancient Places

Jack Nisbet's book Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest, focuses on the discovery of the Willamette Meteorite by a Welsh farmer within the context of Ice Age floods that have shaped our current landscape, mining, tribal rights and land use issues. Books will be available for purchase at the Friends Shop in the Visitor Cent...
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Mar
10

Diane Green-Hartley: Pilgrimage of a Gold Star Mother

​ Author Diane Green-Hartley's 2010 book Lillie's Jasper: The 1930 Pilgrimage of a Gold Star Mother tells the story of the author's great grandmother, Lillie Green, who participated in the little known, Army-sponsored 1930-1933 pilgrimages of over 6,000 American "Gold Star Mothers" to their son's World War I grave sites in France and Belgium. Throu...
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