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Welcome to
Glenwood, WA... Weather:
 Located in Klickitat County   
at the foot of Mt Adams

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Darlisa Black taken from Laurel area
Notice the Camas in the bottom photo.

Last Night's Sunset:  More views here

Grin
The Glenwood Homemakers are compiling a Glenwood Cookbook.  If you have any recipes that you would like to contribute,  contact one of the Homemakers. They will be collecting recipes until June 01.   So far, they  have 400 tried and liked recipes from community and family members. 

Goldendale has a new website to promote tourism.  It's a good one!! 
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A BLAST FROM THE PAST
This name will be familiar to some:
 1864 Soo-Too-Lick
Indian Henry and the Mashel Prairie:
On a beautiful October morning in 2009, among trees of bright yellow leaves, the Sutterlict family song filled the Mashel Prairie sky once again.  Descendants of Indian Henry (Soo-Too-Lick) had come to connect the broken line of their family......READ MORE HERE

This isn't Glenwood.  It is Cliffs, Washington. There is nothing there now except the railroad tracks, a road that runs beside the tracks, some grape vines and rock cliffs.   It was just down river from where the John Day Dam now sits.  There was a post office from 1907 to 1950. 

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.  

 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.