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Day 257: Old City Cemetery (Happy Halloween)

Day 257 of 365… It’s Halloween and what better thing to highlight than an old historic cemetery here in Vancouver Washington. The Old City Cemetery dates back to 1867 when it was purchased by the City of Vancouver in 1867. This 10 acre cemetery has

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Day 235: Covington House

Day 235 of 365… Today we’ll be traveling back in local Vancouver history a bit. Back to the late 1840’s to be exact. In 1848 Richard and Anna Covington came to Fort Vancouver to teach the children of the Hudson’s Bay employees. They settled in

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Day 224: The Old Apple Tree Heritage Festival

Day 224 of 365… This Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 is the Annual Old Apple Tree Heritage Festival! The festival takes place between 11am and 4pm and celebrates the Old Apple Trees 184th year! Yes, this old gal has been holding on for 184 years. I’m

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Day 208: Fort Vancouver Campfires and Candlelight

Day 208 of 365… This Saturday, September 18th, 2010 you can experience first hand what life in the evening was like around Fort Vancouver. It’s time for their annual Campfires and Candlelight event. Campfires and Candlelight’s begins at 3pm and remains open until 10pm. You

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Day 197: The Marshall House on Officers Row

Day 197 of 365… Today I was driving past through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and felt like stopping in at The Marshall House for a few minutes and check it out. It had been years since I’ve wandered around this amazing home. This

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Day 100: Fort Vancouver

Welcome to the 100th day of 365 Things To Do In Vancouver, WA! For those who’ve been following along and getting out and exploring our wonderful city, thank you very much! All our local businesses, parks, trails, events and miscellaneous things really appreciate it. It