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Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Officers Row

Fort Vancouver Barracks

 
 
Officers Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
1. Officers Row Marker
Inscription.
Registered National Historic Place
Washington State
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 16, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating American history.

Placed on the National Registry on Nov. 11, 1974 by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
 
Erected by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. (Marker Number 66.)
 
Location. 45° 37.68′ N, 122° 39.61′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on E. Evergreen Way, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 E. Evergreen Way, Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grant House (a few steps from this marker); Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Officers Row (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Marshall House (about 800 feet away); Cannon Replica Project
Officers Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
2. Officers Row Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Japanese on the North American Continent (approx. 0.2 miles away); The O. O. Howard House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PersonsWars, US Indian
 
The Grant House and Officers Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
3. The Grant House and Officers Row Marker
Pathway Marker near Officers Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
4. Pathway Marker near Officers Row Marker
Covington Club in celebration of its 50th Anniversary donated the funds for laying of this pathway. (1986)
This small marker is located in the pathway immediately behind the Officers Row Marker.
Ground Marker on Officers Row image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
5. Ground Marker on Officers Row
United States Military Heroes
Dates of Service in Vancouver
Rufus Ingalls 1849-53 • E. O. C. Ord 1850’s • William Wing Loring 1850-51 • Ulysses S. Grant 1852-54 • B. L. E. Bonneville 1853-55 • Philip H. Sheridan 1856 • O. O. Howard 1874-81 • George Goethals 1880’s • Nelson Miles 1881-86 • Thomas Anderson 1886-98 • John Gibbon 1886 • George C. Marshall 1936-38
Donated by First Independent Bank
Ground Marker on Officers Row image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
6. Ground Marker on Officers Row
Famous Visitors to Officers’ Row
General Ambrose Burnside • Mrs. George Armstrong Custer • Jefferson C. Davis • President Rutherford B. Hayes • Walla Walla Chief Homily • Nez Perce Chief Joseph • General H. A. Morrow • Methow Chief Moses • George Pickett • President Franklin Delano Roosevelt • General Winfield Scott • Moses Williams
Donated by Byron W. Lin and Aron Jacobus and family.
Ground Marker on Officers Row image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
7. Ground Marker on Officers Row
The Indian Wars
Indian wars, often provoked by wild rumors and misinterpreted facts, erupted in the 1850’s and 1860’s. While commander of the Department, Edward Canby was killed in the Modoc wars in Southern Oregon. Under the command of O. O. Howard, the tribes led by Chief Joseph and Chief Homily were confined to reservations. Indians who refused to stay on reservations were often sentenced to work on the railroads, canals and other public projects protected by the Army.
Donated by International Air Academy
Ground Marker on Officers Row image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
8. Ground Marker on Officers Row
The Great Explorations
A stake in front of the Grant house once marked the spot where, in 1853, Captain George B. McClellan set out to find routes through the Cascade Mountains for the Pacific Railroad. Under the direction of General Nelson A. Miles in the 1880’s, expeditions were sent to trace the Yukon and Putnam Rivers in Alaska. George Goethals, alter chief engineer for the Panama Canal, received his first major assignment at Vancouver to explore the territory between Old Fort Colville and Lake Osoyoos on the Canadian Border.
Donated by Pacific Telecom Inc.
Ground Marker on Officers Row image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 13, 2008
9. Ground Marker on Officers Row
Opening up the West
The Army was directed to protect the crews of private firms building the railroads and canals which opened up the West. Often the Army supplied the labor of enlisted men and Indians to the private efforts. The railroad allowed Northwest products to reach populated markets in the East and carried new settlers to the West.
Donated by Burlington Northern Railroad
 
 
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