Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Newswire

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Newswire

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  1. Step Back In Time At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Holiday CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | National Parks Traveler

    The era of westward expansion could be harsh on settlers along the Pacific Ocean, particularly during the winter, but the holidays brought reason to celebrate. At in Washington, the sights and sounds of the 1840s will be revived at the annual Christmas at Fort Vancouver event on December 10. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the site will host myriad festivities inspired by the Victorian Era, including caroling, dancing, story-telling, games, cooking, and blacksmithing and black powder demonstrations.

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  2. Mudder' launch to be clean fun to explore areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 26 | The Columbian

    ... primer, and this one is no exception. "First Degree Mudder" sees Meg visiting the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the food cart pods of Portland, drinking at Migration Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery, pedaling along with a BrewCycle ...

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  3. Parks plan for 16 free days in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 21 | The Columbian

    The National Park Service recently announced 10 fee-free days for 2017; its 413 parks include Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and 17 more sites in Washington. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has designated 12 free days; its 124 sites include Battle Ground Lake State Park; Paradise Point State Park, west of La Center; and Beacon Rock State Park in Skamania County.

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    Thursday Nov 17 | The Columbian

    ... Vancouver. It is free and open to the public. Bob Cromwell, acting chief ranger at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, called the talk timely "in the midst of the centennial of World War I, and right after Veterans Day. "Vancouver Barracks played ...

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  5. Off Beat: Family traditions big part of story for WWII veteran Fred BridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 14 | The Columbian

    World War II veteran Fred Bridges, dressed in the style of an 1840's Hudson's Bay company employee, is the longest tenured volunteer at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, as seen on Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2016. As a Navy medical corpsman, Bridges treated and helped evacuate battlefield casualties during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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  6. Longtime fort volunteer fought in historic events including Normandy, OkinawaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 10 | The Columbian

    At age 91, the World War II veteran still is immersed in history, but in a different role: He's a long-serving volunteer at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Bridges, a Portland resident, indulged in some time shifting recently inside the replica stockade.

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  7. Buffalo Soldiersa role in the frontier discussedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 10 | The Columbian

    ... is closely connected to our national park," said Bob Cromwell, acting chief ranger at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. "African-American soldiers from Company B of the 24th U.S. Infantry Regiment were stationed at Vancouver Barracks in 1899, ...

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  8. Save the Date: Veterans parade, upcoming races hit streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 5 | The Columbian

    ... out the parade, and continue over the land bridge and the Columbia River trail at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. 360-992-1804 or www.fortvan.org/veteransparade Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar will team up for Niche Noir Nights, ...

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  9. C-Tran routes detoured for Veterans Day ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 4 | The Columbian

    ... travel along Evergreen Boulevard, Fort Vancouver Way and East Fifth Street within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. C-Tran bus Coach 1776, the agency's patriotic bus, will be included in the parade.

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  10. Fort Vancouver inspires, displays artRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | The Columbian

    Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, as a First Friday Downtown art event; the display runs through 2016. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site adopts its "fall back" schedule Tuesday.

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  11. Fort reaches Final 4 in a Archeology MadnessaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | The Columbian

    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has made it to the final four of a competition celebrating Archeology Month, and is vying today for a berth in the title round. Fort Vancouver is matched against Tuzigoot National Monument, in Arizona's Verde Valley between Phoenix and Flagstaff.

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  12. Civil War hero's 'canteen' ended up going globalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    ... getaway for his soldiers that now is a global enterprise. As we noted Wednesday, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is the birthplace of what became the Army's PX system - now the Army & Air Force Exchange Services. An interpretive panel just ...

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    Oct 4, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... and rollers on the single-story building. It is part of a maintenance project at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, where a contractor has been hired to paint the exteriors of seven buildings. Identified as a shoppette, it represents the origins ...

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  14. Fort Vancouver Lantern Tours will brighten eveningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... new light. Actually, a whole old light: The place will be illuminated by lanterns when Fort Vancouver National Historic Site offers two series of history-themed evening tours. "After hours, the sounds of the city are hushed and the only light in the ...

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  15. Group hopes others plug into electric-car movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... left the Clark Public Utilities parking lot, and Hovey took it for a spin around the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Moore's electric vehicle and more than 15 others were on display in the utility's lot as part of National Drive Electric ...

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  16. Summer's End Promenade a fashionable look at the pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... shop," said Eileen Trestain, coordinator of the costume and textile department at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The re-enactors will stroll down Officers Row and along the historic site's Parade Ground, stopping at the Grant House and its ...

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  17. Cleanup on Columbia River Waterfront Renaissance TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... eight hypodermic needles, said Joe Morse, Centennial Volunteer Ambassador at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. "We still got a lot done, especially considering we didn't have a ton of people and it was wet outside," said Morse, who ...

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  18. Former combat pilot to share stories of her experiencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | The Columbian

    Former Army combat helicopter pilot Amber Smith, who grew up in White Salmon, will speak Friday at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. Former Army helicopter pilot Amber Smith, who learned to fly on the family farm near White Salmon, will discuss her combat experiences Friday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

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  19. Save the Date: Campfires, running, sturgeon, Chaplin help transition to fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | The Columbian

    Walk into the past at the Campfires & Candlelight event tonight at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. It's feeling like fall, and what better way to embrace that feeling than to experience our local historic culture via Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Campfires & Candlelight event? From 4 to 10 p.m. tonight, visitors are welcome to stroll back through the eras at the fort and see how U.S. Army soldiers, Oregon Trail immigrants and the residents of Fort Vancouver Village spent their evenings with costumed volunteers.

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  20. Morning Press: McCleary hearing, Highway 99 grant, VSAA alumniRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2016 | The Columbian

    ... became a U.S. citizen Wednesday during the sixth annual naturalization ceremony at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Volkov was accompanied by her daughter, Sophia Searcy, who is almost 2. The age similarity is what Volkov focused on after ...

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