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    • Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 1963

    • 1902 Yacolt Burn

    • Vancouver Police Department 1955

    • Arthur W. Calder dressed in a prune bag during Prune Festival.

    • 1923 Prune Festival Queen Mary Pierce

    • Battle Ground Lake 1949

    • Vancouver waterfront park 1968

    • Baptist Church in Battle Ground 1907

      Baptisms take place in creek behind Battle Ground Baptist Church 1907.

    • Welcome to Vancouver 1974

      Welcome to Vancouver 1974

    • Interstate 5 Bridge Ribbon Cutting 1917

    • Cedar Creek School 1899

    • James J. Hill and John P. Kiggins

    • Battle Ground, Washington

    • I-205 Bridge ready

    • Hidden Brick Company

    • Pearson Air Field

    • Lewis and Clark

  • April 24th
    Promotion of communities that are known today as Camas and Orchards earned Doran H. (Don) Stearns a niche in the listing of prominent Clark County people.
  • April 24th
    Spurgeon was a prominent name in agriculture west of Vancouver from pioneer times until the decline of the prune and nut industry.
  • April 24th
    When Marshall Rowe Sparks died in 1946, he was called the dean of Vancouver's businessmen and the last of the pioneer merchants.
  • April 24th
    Although Louis Sohns was just one of many soldiers settling in Vancouver after serving at the barracks here, few enjoyed as notable a career as a civic leader.
  • April 24th
    The story of Sherman smith was "a Horatio Alger tale with no other equal in Vancouver," an interviewer reported in a 1963 story.
  • April 24th
    Among the numerous businesses once occupying the area south of Fifth Street now covered by the freeway, Charles W. Slocum's general merchandise store was one of the most prosperous.
  • April 24th
    Shumway was born in Iowa in 1861 and received a degree at Cornell College in Iowa in 1888. He was principal of Miles, Iowa, schools before coming to Vancouver.
  • April 24th
    Frederick Shobert tried his luck at gold mining in California for a couple of years, starting about 1849, but finally chose the Ridgefield area for a home.
  • April 24th
    Col. B.F. Shaw, credited with winning the decisive battle in one of the Northwest's Indian wars, was one of Vancouver's earliest residents and went on to become a prominent politician here.
  • April 24th
    Overheated partisan politics of the late 19th century can be thanked for the presence of one of the first legislators elected in Clark County after Washington achieved statehood in 1889.
  • April 24th
    Law enforcement held a big attraction for a Lake Shore father and son in earlier years. They were Seth N. Secrist and John Secrist.
  • April 24th
    Two Mary Schofields played important roles in Vancouver business, but they were related only through marriage.
  • April 24th
    W.D. Sappington was a man for all seasons. He was a lawman, engineer, pioneer businessman, banker butcher, farmer and woolen mill entrepreneur.
  • April 24th
    Books and libraries were the life's work of Eva Santee, who died in California in 1979 at the age of 83.
  • April 24th
    When the history of the Grange movement in Washington comes up, the name of David L. Russell leads all the rest.
  • April 24th
    Vancouver area's history was the favorite subject of Glenn Ranck, public official, editor and Spanish-American War veteran.
  • April 24th
    George Propstra, who made a small fortune as the founder of the Burgerville chain and spent the final 15 years of his life giving millions back to the community, died early Sunday. He was 90.
  • April 24th
    German brothers named Proebstel, their wives and offspring made up one of the largest families settling in Clark County in the early days.
  • April 24th
    When Padden's clothing store closed in 1981, a noted Vancouver business name was eliminated.
  • April 24th
    Of the many Scandinavians who settled in central Clark County, Peter Onsdorff was one of the most prominent, as a merchant and a founder of Battle Ground.
  • April 24th
    Ole Petersoon, the Cougar area's most noted resident of pioneer times, was known as a rugged individualist and eccentric character with a ready wit.
  • April 24th
    Among the early settlers of the Minnehaha community were Mr. and Mrs. John Nolan, who came here from Iowa Hill, California in 1868.
  • April 24th
    Motorists headed north on Andresen Road from Mill Plain Boulevard often gasp with amazement as they break over the hill into the valley of Burnt Bridge Creek.
  • April 24th
    Melvin J. "Jack" Murdock was the man nobody here knew before he died in an airplane accident in 19