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Historical Highlights Along Evergreen Highway

Given the rich historical and cultural gifts along Evergreen Highway, the roadway should be considered a linear park. If this characterization is to be preserved to its fullest, Evergreen Highway can provide recreational and cultural opportunities for everyone in Clark County. Your support will help preserve these historical landmarks and make them accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Two massive stone flour grinding wheels on the south side of the highway mark where the lumbering industry began in the northwest more than 150 years ago. General Thomas McArthur Anderson is perhaps the most notable figure associated with the highway. After a distinguished career as both an officer and a lawyer, General Anderson purchased property near the highway in the early 1900's. Stranger House is historically significant for its close association with the earliest period of settlement in Clark County and serves as a rare example of pioneer plank construction.
Two massive stone flour grinding wheels on the south side of the highway mark where the lumbering industry began in the northwest more than 150 years ago. General Thomas McArthur Anderson is perhaps the most notable figure associated with the highway. After a distinguished career as both an officer and a lawyer, General Anderson purchased property near the highway in the early 1900's. Stranger House is historically significant for its close association with the earliest period of settlement in Clark County and serves as a rare example of pioneer plank construction.
Fisher's Cemetery is probably the oldest settlers burial ground in Clark County and possibly the state of Washington, as evidenced by hand-etched dates on the remaining simply crafted headstones -- the earliest dating back to 1850. Operated by WA State Department of Wildlife, the Columbia Springs Fish Hatchery is one of the most popular attractions along the highway. Constructed in 1936 by the Works Project Administration during the Roosevelt era, the hatchery is not only fun to explore, but historically significant. The roadway traces its history back to the dawn of the age of the automobile, with many of the concrete sections adorned with date stamps back to 1918.
Fisher's Cemetery is probably the oldest settlers burial ground in Clark County and possibly the state of Washington, as evidenced by hand-etched dates on the remaining simply crafted headstones -- the earliest dating back to 1850. Operated by WA State Department of Wildlife, the Columbia Springs Fish Hatchery is one of the most popular attractions along the highway. Constructed in 1936 by the Works Project Administration during the Roosevelt era, the hatchery is not only fun to explore, but historically significant. The roadway traces its history back to the dawn of the age of the automobile, with many of the concrete sections adorned with date stamps back to 1918.

 

Old Evergreen Highway Trail Coalition raises $71,000 for trail planning.

Thanks to a generous $20,000 anonymous matching donation, the Old Evergreen Highway raffle contest and campaign raised $71,000, which is only $9,000 shy of the group's $80,000 fundraising goal. The raffle contest provided the Coalition a terrific opportunity to engage the community in meaningful and informative conversations about the importance of constructing a safe walkway along the Old Evergreen Highway. The Parks Foundation is pleased to partner with groups and organizations in supporting special projects and fundraising campaigns for the parks, trails, and recreation programs of Clark County.

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