Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
In Recognition of the People Who Have Inhabited this Region for Thousands of Years.
Ilchee Moon Girl
History says she was born along the Columbia River about 1800, daughter of Chinook Chief Concomley and, later, wife of Chief Casinos leader in Vancouver area.
Lore tells us she had the power of a Shaman and that she paddled her own canoe, the sign of a chief.
By both accounts she was remarkable.
Location. 45° 36.963′ N, 122° 39.289′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from SE Columbia River Drive near Columbia Shores. Touch for map. This marker is along the Waterfront Renaissance Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Military to Municipal Airfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Chkalov Transpolar Flight (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Soviet Transpolar Flight of 1937 (approx. 0.6 miles away); The 321st Observation Squadron (1923-1941) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carlton Foster Bond Early Aviation History in Vancouver (approx. 0.6 miles away); Howard C. French / Alexander Pearson (approx. 0.6 miles away); U. S. Grant Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
More about this marker. Inlaid in the plaza near one of the benches is a marker identifying design considerations for this plaza. This marker can be seen below in the picture labeled "Columbia River Renaissance." It reads:
The distinctive Columbia River Renaissance benches and litter containers commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lt. William Broughton's historic 1792 voyage and naming of Vancouver.
The 1905 design resulted from a cooperative effort between the City of Vancouver and Columbia Cascade Company, an internationally renowned local manufacturer of outdoor furnishings.
Using recycled cast iron, the style reflects the American Craftsman period. During that era, Vancouver's Esther Short Park was developed as a public square and illuminated with the decorative "Sheperd's Hook" light fixtures used throughout this project.
Also see . . . "Ilchee Bronze, Waterfront Renaissance Trail, Vancouver, Washington". From the series, Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later" (Submitted on June 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,740 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Richard Hawkins of Phelan, California. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Richard Hawkins of Phelan, California.