The Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. While planning the celebration, the Friends of Fort Vancouver wondered; "What could we serve the folks who come for the celebration that would have been a treat in 1916?" Our Executive Director, Mary Rose, did some digging and found some surprising answers. In 1916 Nabisco was fairly new and the...
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Amber Smith's new book, Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan was released by Simon & Schuster on September 6, 2016. The author learned to fly at Pearson Air Park. The daughters of pilots, Amber and her sisters are all military pilots. Amber had the distinctive experience of flying combat helicopte...
Janet Fisher's novel, The Shifting Winds , tells the story of the American pioneer experience in the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of Jennie Haviland, a young woman who settles in Oregon City with her family in the early 1840s. Jennie is at first upset by her family's relocation to the rugged Northwest, but Oregon's prospects look brighter w...
Author Rinker Buck details his modern day crossing of 'The Oregon Trail' The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey , recounts the author's experience recreating a covered wagon crossing of the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. In 2011, Rinker Buck made the journey from Missouri to Oregon with his brother, Nick, three mules, and their dog. In The Oregon Trail...
Author Jack Nisbet visited the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in late Spring 2016 in conjunction with BioBlitz at the Site. His opening talk, entitled "I Do Not Go Alone: Natural History Forays from Fort Vancouver," explored the history of nature and naturalists at the site. Jack Nisbet's books The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural ...