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.

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Temperature and moisture forecast for next week

.......In the short term, it’s obvious we have a mild 2nd half of November coming…seems like upper-level ridging wants to linger over the western USA for a good chunk of the next 10-14 days.  Here’s the ECMWF 500mb anomaly for next Wednesday, a mild southwest flow of air.......


The roads are wet and the weather is showery on this Thursday morning. Showers continue all day and pick up a bit in the afternoon. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and the mid 40's this afternoon. Light westerlies. 98% chance of rainbows. Friday looks more dry, and will probably be partly cloudy. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and the upepr 40's in the afternoon. Moderate west wind. 56% chance of rainbows. Saturday looks drywith Nothing early and sunshine later. Temps will be in the upper 30's early and upper 40's in the afternoon. East wind. No rainbows..

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Southwest WA Roads

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Glenwood, November 14, 1918 News.
Remember, 1918 was the year of the flu epidemic.  Laurence O'Neal survived his bout with the flu.
Graham is probably Robert McFarland Graham from Bickleton area and the Alcana Miller family of Bickleton.   

Chief Spencer
Photo from the 1904 book, "An Illustrated History of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties:  Chief Spencer, a Klickitat,  was appointed as head chief of Yakima Reservation 1859- 1861.  He was supposedly a hundred years old at the time of the photo.   


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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