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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Lantern Tours Coming To Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has announced this season's dates for the annual Lantern Tours at the national park. The Lantern Tour Series offers attendees an opportunity to view many of the resources of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in a different light - at night, on foot, and by candle lantern.

Step Back In Time At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Holiday Celebration

The era of westward expansion could be harsh on settlers along the Pacific Ocean, particularly during the winter, but the holidays brought reason to celebrate. At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington, the sights and sounds of the 1840s will be revived at the annual Christmas at Fort Vancouver event on December 10.

Musings From Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: A Hodgepodge Of History

I’m really not sure what to write about Fort Vancouver. It’s a concoction of miscellany that is very hard to define, much less describe. It didn’t take me very long to begin wondering just where this place should fit in the big scheme of national parks – or even if it should.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Receives Funds To Rehabilitate Historic Buildings

Funding has been made available to enable Fort Vancouver National Historic Site officials to sign a contract for the rehabilitation of some historic buildings at the park, including one that will serve as home of the headquarters for the forest supervisor of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

A Traveler Special Report: "Oil Trains" Pose A Significant Threat To National Parks

For more than a century, freight trains have rumbled up and over Marias Pass, skirting the south boundary of Glacier National Park, casting rolling shadows on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River below. Until recently the major threat was a grain car derailment, which on occasion left bears woozy from eating fermented grain. Today a derailment involving a 100-car train hauling highly combustible Bakken crude oil risks an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in National Park Service history.

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