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Jun
17

Fourth of July Oration in Oregon (Excerpt from The Squibob Papers)

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The Squibob PapersI.Fourth of July Oration in OregonCorrespondence"Fort Vancouver, W.T., June 15, 1856. John Pheonix, Esq., Sergt. Major, etc.""Dear Sir: -- I am requested by a number of your brother officers, and other gentlemen, to solicit you to deliver the oration at the celebration of the approaching Fourth of July, at this post."Very respectf...
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Jun
12

Jane Jacobsen's Memorial Walk July 3rd

You are welcome to join the Friends in remembering founding board member Jane Jacobsen on a self-guided walk through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Friends and Jane's family will be on hand at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center to greet walkers between 9 AM and Noon. The public is welcome! A map and brief guide to Jane's favorite sites a...
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Jun
08

Squibob - A Trip to Oregon (excerpt)

What follows is an excerpt from Squibob An Early California Humorist this book can be purchased from the Friends of Fort Vancouver Bookstore in person or on the Friends of Fort Vancouver Alibris site at http://fortvancouver.alibrisstore.com/   A Trip to Oregon First Printed in the San Francisco Herald, October 18, 1855 On t...
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Dec
24

YULETIDE: Trees, Gifts and Gratitude

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 It's redundant to say that year 2020 has been a most "unusual" year. At a time when we sought warm embraces, laughter and at least a smidgeon of kindness, 2020 introduced us to facemasks, social distancing and deadly disease. Setting the present aside, let's step back in time to the 19th century at the Fort Vancouver historic site and Clark C...
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Dec
17

Christmas Stories: A tale from December 1871

Vancouver Barracks (Date Unknown)  December 1871. By Frances M.A. Roe. Our first Christmas on the frontier was ever so pleasant, but it certainly was most vexatious not to have that box from home. And I expect it has been at Kit Carson for days, waiting to be brought down. We had quite a little Christmas without it, however, for a number of th...
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