WELCOME TO  GLENWOOD, WASHINGTON WEATHER
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 [email protected] Starlisa.net

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE U.S. MENS CURLING TEAM ON WINNING THE GOLD.
AND WHERE DO THOSE GRANITE CURLING STONES COME FROM?

AILSA CRAIG PROVIDES 70% 

THE OTHER SOURCE IS TREFOR GRANITE QUARRY OF WALES

SATURDAY

It seems to be a mix of snow and rain this morning. We'll see a switch to sprinkles below 1000' by midday. Temps will be right around freezing early and in the low 40's this afternoon. Strong westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Sunday looks very rainy until 4pm with showers after that. Temps will be in the mid 30's early and low 40's in the afternoon. Strong afternoon westerlies. 99% chance of rainbows. Temps drop below freezing Sunday night for an icy start to Monday. We may see up to 1” of snow Sunday night. Temps will be in the upper 20's early and low 40's Monday afternoon. Light westerlies. 4% chance of rainbows.

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A LOOK INTO THE PAST

The community recently lost Darla Mann Henderson. 
When we first moved here in 1970, this little gas station was owned by Bill and Wilma Mann. Wilma was generally the one who pumped our gas.  Daughters Darla and Debbie  were in high school, Donna had recently graduated from nursing school.  Their son Doug had graduated and left Glenwood.  
In the news clippings below, Doug was a high scorer in Glenwood basketball.

This is the little old station next to the Glenwood General Store.
I think Oscar Bleiler's Pool Hall and Garage burned in the town fire.  When he rebuilt he must have built this small gas station and forgot about the pool hall.

BASKETBALL NEWS FROM THE FEBRUARY 04, 1960 GOLDENDALE SENTINEL
NOTICE THAT EACH COMMUNITY HAS ITS OWN TEAM AND WISHRAM IS RANKED 5th IN STATE. 
NOW, WISHRAM IS COMBINED WITH LYLE AND GLENWOOD/KLICKITAT ARE COMBINED.

The next week, Glenwood beat Wishram in a hard fought battle

FEBRUARY 25, 1960. 
WISHRAM AND GLENWOOD WILL GO TO VALLEY B DISTRICT IN YAKIMA VALLEY AS NUMBER 1 AND NUMBER 2 TEAMS

I am not sure what happened to Glenwood at District

I MIGHT ADD THAT THE NEWSPAPER IS FULL OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE GOLDENDALE TIMBERWOLVES, AS THEY ARE GOING ON TO STATE IN TACOMA.  THEY ENDED UP PLACING 5th.

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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