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Convention Walking Event at Vancouver, WA

Vancouver, WA
AVA Convention Event

The walk started at the air museum. It was designed in two loops. The first loop went along the Columbia River and into the historic Fort Vancouver.

Early Aviation History of Vancouver.

Carlton Foster Bond 1893-1980.

Start inside the airport hangar.

Ed, Carol and the Columbia River.

The bronze statue of Princess Ilchee created by Eric Jensen in 1994.

Lift Bridge over the Columbia River.

Calla Lilies.

Black Beach sand along the Columbia River.

Oars create arched entrance to walkway.

Picture on the I-5 walkover.

First view of the fort.

Chief Factors house at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Warehouse where trade goods and furs were stored.

The Bastian.

Ed with one of the cannons.

Cannons on the upper story.

Carol in the flower garden outside the old Ft. Vancouver.

Type of artichoke.

Gate to the flower/vegetable garden.

Memorial to the first transpolar flight.

We completed the first loop and did a short tour of the museum before heading out on the second loop that included Officer’s Row and a part of downtown.

A World War I era plane on display at Pearson Air Museum.

Another aircraft on display.

Part of the mural in the museum.

Bonnie welcomed us to the event.

This anchor was dredged from the Columbia River in 1960 near Fort Vancouver wharf. It is a Rogers Patent Small-Palm anchor, manufactured in England between 1815 and 1850. The chain is wrought iron stud, used by the British Navy, and probably others, beginning in 1808. This size of anchor came from a ship of 1,000 tons or more, a large ship of the period. There are no records found of which ship lost this anchor.

Established in 1825, Fort Vancouver was the administrative headquarters and main supply depot for the London-based Hudson’s Bay Company’s fur trading operations.

Headed down Officer's Row.

The Marshall House is an examples of Victorian Homes found of Officers Row.

Built as quarters for the post commander in 1886, the house was named for General George C. Marshall who served as commander of Vancouver Barracks from 1936-38.
The Grant House (after Ulysses S. Grant, who was stationed at the barracks as a Captain at that time but never lived in the house).

The Grant House, is the only remaining structure built during the initial years of army occupation at Fort Vancouver.

Fort Vancouver mural – 2014 by Michael Feliz.

Giant hotdog at the Wiener Wagon.

The Kiggins Theatre is a single-screen movie theater named for former Vancouver mayor and businessman John P. Kiggins, it opened in 1936.

Umbrella art.

Art work for sale.

Chkalov’s Landing in Vancouver mural – 2008 by Guy Drennan and Lindia Stanton.

Sisters of Providence built this building in 1856. Known as House of Providence, also known as Providence Academy.

Historical Marker: Civilization of Vancouver started in 1826.

Cannon on display.

Clay and Patricia.



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