Story and photo by Noel Johnson. Click to enlarge photos.

Click to enlargeIn 1949 my mother and father, my two younger brothers and younger sister, left a farm in Northern Wisconsin to go out west. My father leased a portion of this building, which at that time was a grocery store. We operated the store and lived in rooms behind the store shelves.

Click to enlargeI attended my freshman and part of my sophomore year of high school at Ridgefield High School. My recollection is that would have been 1949/1950.

I took this picture (left) and talked to a tenant in one of the apartments on Sunday, March 17, 2002. He was amazed and said he never knew it used to be a store.

Early History
River "S" Ranch

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Early History of River S Ranch

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History of the First Independent Bank
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington & surrounding area cemeteries
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Pomeroy Living History Farm
"Fields Of Flowers And Forests Of Firs"- Edited By Judy Card
Water Babies" By Margaret Hepola
Pearson Air Museum

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