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Recreating lost landscapes at Fort Vancouver

June 21, 2010, 8:04 am
Fort Vancouver’s Village has new life thanks to a new interpretation by the National Park Service.   A hundred and sixty years ago, you would have seen a very different landscape. Without the ever-present hum and roar from planes, trains, and highways, there would have been a very different soundscape. The snort ...

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Military to move out of Vancouver Barracks, leaving buildings in National Park Service's care

February 8, 2010, 7:10 am
The USS Massachusetts, a troop transport steamer, chugged up the Columbia River on May 13, 1849. It carried Bvt. Maj. J.S.  Hatheway of the U.S. Army along with seven other officers, some wives and children, and 152 enlisted soldiers of the L and M 1st Artillery. They disembarked on the north ...

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Companies compete to win landscaped bridge design in Vancouver

October 19, 2009, 8:39 am
For the four teams presenting ideas for a landscaped bridge over Interstate 5 in Vancouver, Wash., winning the design competition might seem like the easy part. The hard part will be healing a city that has been cut off from its history. An immeasurable added weight from the hope of planners and city leaders ...

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National Park Service Chief Historian Dusts off Memories in Vancouver

July 2, 2008, 7:22 am
As chief historian of the National Park Service, Bob Sutton oversees the settings of some of the nation’s most dramatic conflicts. And for more than 12 years, he was superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia — site of two great Civil War battles. But when Sutton reviews his ...

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