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Day 268: Veterans Day – Honor Our Veterans!

Day 268 of 365… Today is Veterans Day and I can think of nothing better to do than honor the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our freedoms. The first Veterans Day was established November 11, 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. The

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Day 260: East Fork Cellars

Day 260 of 365… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, please take the time to meet local business owners! We have some amazing ones here locally in Clark County and today’s post highlights a couple of them. I stopped in to check

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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 210: Bella’s Courtyard in The Academy

Day 210 of 365… Inside of The Academy is a great brick walled courtyard. Inside this indoor courtyard you’ll find Bella’s Courtyard. Bella’s Courtyard offers an awesome ambiance due to the history of The Academy. They’ve incorporated some historical school furniture and antique furnishings to

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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 193: Old Town Antique Market

Day 193 of 365… Downtown Vancouver has many cool antique stores to find a huge variety of things. One of my favorite’s is Old Town Antique Market on 8th & Main. It is HUGE! Three floors worth of huge. You cannot believe the amazing amounts