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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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Mar
10

Memoir of Oregon Trail Journey

​ The book, Into the Eye of the Setting Sun is an exceptional memoir available for the first time in an indexed, softcover book. The author Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood, was a precocious five-year old in 1843, when some 1,000 men, women, and children climbed aboard their wagons and steered their horses west out of the small town of Elm Grove, Missour...
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Feb
10

John Langellier: Buffalo Soldiers

From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans have stepped forward in their nation's defense. John P. Langellier's book Fighting For Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army breathes new life into a stirring subject, emphasizing the role men who have come to be known as 'Buffalo Soldiers' played in opening the Trans-Mis...
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Jan
09

Friends of Fort Vancouver: 2016 Year in Review

​The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site wish to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, donors and members for this, our first full year. We hope you will consider renewing your membership support for the coming year by visiting our webpage or stop by the Friends Shop at the Visitor Center. If you are not currently a member, we invit...
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Dec
06

Joy Ohearn, Artist

Joy Pomaika'i Hau'oli OHearn is the current featured artist for the "Expressions of Culture" exhibit the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. Her art is an expression of Hawaiian feather work. Pictured here are some examples of her work. Joy will be joining the Friends of Fort Vancouver for a special demonstration at the Visitor Center on December 10, 20...
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