The free CWHS program is open to all on Sat., Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Washougal Community Room at 1681 C Street, near City Hall
CAMAS-WASHOUGAL – Local storyteller Pepper Toelle Kim will recount the real events of her ancestor’s 1844 wagon train journey along the Oregon Trail at the annual meeting of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society. The free CWHS program is open to all on Sat., Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Washougal Community Room at 1681 C Street, near City Hall.
“Like many Oregon Trail journeys, the saga of my ancestors’ wagon train seems like a novel, with its array of trials, sorrows, and triumphs,” said Kim.
Kim’s ancestors traveled alongside historic settlers David C. Parker, Michael Troutman Simmons, and George Washington Bush in their seven-month passage. Parker was the first permanent American settler in Washington and present-day Washougal. He created a dock, ferry service, and the town of Parkersville on the north bank of the Columbia River wh