Vanishing Vancouver

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Stretching along the north shore of the Columbia River, Vancouver, Washington, is the gateway to the state of Washington. Beginning as a wilderness outpost for the Hudson's Bay Company, Vancouver has seen many, often rapid changes. In its early years as an Army town, Vancouver attracted settlers seeking the security of the military. Farms and orchards prospered. Shipyards and the defense industry brought explosive growth during both world wars, each followed by a devastating slump. New highways and bridges brought more growth through the last half of the 20th century. The city grew to the north and the east. Through all the changes, the resiliency of the city and its people shone through, and as changes alter the present-day city, that tradition is certain to continue.
ISBN: 9781467130301
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Pat Jollota, former curator of the Clark County Historical Museum and a retired city council member, is the author of three books for Arcadia Publishing: Downtown Vancouver, Camas, and Legendary Locals of Vancouver. She has gathered these images from private collections as well as her own. The photographs offer a nostalgic look into the Vancouver of the past—its bustling streets, homes, and businesses—and its place in history.
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