Legendary Locals of Camas and Washougal

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The first pioneers of Camas and Washougal were primarily farmers, drawn by fertile soil and river transportation. As the paper mill in Camas and the woolen mill in Washougal got their starts, merchants, doctors, and educators followed. These early citizens shaped their new communities as city leaders, school board members, and founders of civic groups. Clarence Bishop purchased a defunct Washougal mill to expand his family's Pendleton Woolen Mill enterprise. Former Camas mayor Nan Henriksen's vision and planning prepared the city to achieve the economic strength it has today. Farmer-turned-businessman Alfred Hathaway generously donated land for a Washougal school and park. Charles Farrell, successful merchant, was the first registered voter in Camas and went on to hold numerous leadership roles. Warmhearted Washougal physician Karl Stefan made house calls until his retirement in the late 1980s. Legendary Locals of Camas and Washougal also features current citizens who carry on the influential tradition of past leaders.
ISBN: 9781467101035
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 140
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Rene' Johnston Carroll, with deep connections to both towns and a love of local history, hopes this book provides tribute to the amazing people that shaped these communities, past and present. The stories and photographs shared were primarily sourced in the wealth of archives at the Two-Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal, passionately operated by volunteers of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society.
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