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Under the influence of Dr. John McLaughlin, Manager of the Hudson Bay Co., civilization of Washington started at Vancouver, A.D. 1825.
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The first school in Washington was taught by John Ball, at Vancouver, A.D. 1833.
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The first gospel sermon in Washington was delivered by Jason Lee at Vancouver, Sept. 28, A.D. 1834.
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The first marriage of American Citizens in Washington was Daniel Lee to Maria T. Ware at Vancouver, June 11, A.D. 1840.
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The first United States military post established in Washington was at Vancouver, A.D. 1849.
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This memorial erected by the Washington State Historical Society at Vancouver, A.D. 1925.