Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground
For over 150 years, the U.S. Army trained, drilled, marched off to war, and recuperated at Vancouver Barracks. From the 1850s to the 1870s, the troops were dispatched to fight the Indian Wars. In the following decades, they saw action I the Philippines, curbed labor riots in Tacoma, and attempted to keep order during the Alaska Gold Rush and strikes at Idaho mines.
Beginning in the 1800s, this parade ground became a gathering place for members of budding communities as well. “The regular dress parades at the barracks continue to attract large crowds every evening. Every [street] car and steamer in the afternoon is crowded with visitors from Portland” wrote a reporter in The Oregonian newspaper in 1899.
By World War I, as troops, spruce lumber for aircraft, mules and supplies were shipped out to support
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 45° 37.663′ N, 122° 39.616′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on E. Evergreen Way, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Row (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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
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Categories. • Military • Notable Places • War, Spanish-American • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.