WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON
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Glenwood is located at the foot of Mt Adams,  in the scenic
Glenwood Valley/Camas Prairie
  of Klickitat County
Note.....Mt. Adams is NOT in Klickitat County.

PHOTO BY DARLISA BLACK@ Starlisa.net

Weather Eye: Relief coming this weekend, next week; fall on its way

By Patrick Timm

Published: August 25, 2016, 6:04 AM

Red Flag Warning for Western Washington and Oregon

Temira's Gorge Forecast
Yep. Another nice morning: 57 degrees and no wind, with lots of fishing boats out. Temps will climb to the mid 90's this afternoon. Light wind. No rainbows. Ditto for Friday. Saturday looks different, with temps in the low 60's early and the mid 80's in the afternoon. Moderate wind. Still no rainbows!

Many of us here is Glenwood have a smart phone, but for most of us, it doesn't work when we are in Glenwood.  If it did, you could download this 
Innovative New Weather App Observes Pressure and Provides Useful Weather/Elevation Information

The above link is Cliff Mass' explanation about the phone app.  Here is the actual website for the  uWx  phone app.

No, I am not trying to sell magnesium supplements, but I read the below article with interest because growing up on a farm on the west side of the state, our cows sometimes came down with Grass Tetany, which is a lack of magnesium.

Yesterday's weather 08/25  Low--40.3º: High--84.6º: Wind gust-17 mph: Rain--0.00": Low Pressure--29.92:  High Pressure--30.13:  HumLo--20%:  HumHi--93%

Average wind direction--122º

E.=90º, S.=180º, W.=270º, N.=360º

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Gathering the Stories

Darlisa Black volunteers her time on weekends at the
Columbia Gorge Heritage Museum in Bingen
She posted this on the Facebook page:

Mystery Photo of the Day: This lovely old print of Elgie Ward from 1900 was in a wonderful collection of photos donated by Jerry Ladiges. He is a great collector of Glenwood history, and not all of it is identified. Does anyone out there know anything about the history of this woman? Such a beautiful woman, and I love these old style portraits.

GLENWOOD--CAMAS PRAIRIE

Glenwood is a small farming, ranching and logging community located in the Glenwood Valley on the southeast side of Mt Adams.  In early days, the valley was called Camas Prairie, for the wild Camas plant that grows in the lake bottom and  was harvested by Native Americans. Sometimes it creates a field of blue that from a distance appears like water.      "Lake bottom" is what the locals refer to as the part of the valley that floods in the spring with snow melt.  It forms a large lake which eventually drains down the canal into the Mill Pond, then Outlet Creek and over Outlet Falls to the Klickitat River.
In the spring, the "lake bottom" turns purple with blooming Camas.  During the summer, the "lake bottom" becomes a grassy valley used by ranchers for hay and  home to ducks, geese, Sand hill cranes, swans,  elk, frogs, deer and any of us that want to gaze upon its beauty and diversity, although access to the "lake bottom" is limited since more than 6500 acres is owned by the Federal Government.   

Peter Conboy was one of the first to establish a homestead in the valley  and the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge carries the family name.  But don't bring your boat expecting to find a lake to play in.  

The 1917 Washington Historical Quarterly of place names says:
   CAMAS PRAIRIE,  in Klickitat County north of Fulda and west of Conboy Lake.  On August 12, 1853, the railroad surveyors in command of Captain (later General)  George B. McClellan camped on the prairie and called it Tahk Prairie.  The United States land office map of 1897 shows the name Camas Prairie. 
 A common question we hear is..."Where's Glenwood?"  In fact...the Glenwood General Store sells T shirts that say,  "Where in the hell is Glenwood?"
The easiest answer is, "Go one hour east of Portland,  to Hood River.  Cross the Columbia River into Klickitat County Washington and we are  40 minutes north of White Salmon.  Trout Lake is to our west, Goldendale to the east and The Yakama Indian Reservation to the north. We are between the White Salmon and Klickitat River drainages.
 

If you have any questions about the Glenwood area send a message and I will try to find a knowledgeable person to answer them.
Thanks for visiting this website.
Laurene Eldred

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