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The Voices Seldom Heard

Nanny Wood

Army wife, mother, and pioneer In 1879, Nanny Moale Wood and with her new husband Lieutenant C.E.S. Wood honeymooned across the country by transcontinental rail and caught steamboats headed north and up the river to their home at Vancouver Barracks. They lived for a short time with General and Mrs. O.O. Howard until their new house was finished on ...
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Mother Joseph

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"Architect, Teacher & Roman Catholic Nun" This story highlights Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence who was born Esther Pariseau in Laval Canada in 1823. At age 20, she entered the order of Sisters of Charity of Providence and took the name "Joseph" in honor of her father. He was a carpenter and his daughter sooner became an accomplished...
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Betsy White Wing Ough

"Founder of Washougal, WA" Our story explores the life of Betsy Ough, founder of Washougal, WA. Born into a Cascade tribe, her Indian name translated meant "White Wing." Her tribal village was located at today's Parker's Landing on the Columbia River and her father was Chief Schlyhouse.  In her early twenties, White Wing met a British trader a...
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Forgotten Stories of Clark County Women – The Voices Seldom Heard

Part 1 — Stories of 19 th Century Women Who Influenced Clark County Welcome to the podcast series of the Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This series gives voice to the " Forgotten Stories of Clark County Women – The Voices Seldom Heard. " In the 19 th century the population of Clark County, WA, increased dramatically from the size...
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