Posts tagged ‘Fort Vancouver National Trust’

February 8, 2013

Citizens Outraged at the National Park Service Trampling on Our History

by lewwaters

DSC00011 bPearson Air Field is the oldest operating airfield in the United States dating to a dirigible landing in 1905. While most other airfields have grown and expanded into major facilities, Pearson remains much like it once was, although a small community airfield now.

The site is where the first trans-polar flight ended when Soviet pilot Valery Chkalov sat his Tupolev ANT-25 instead of continuing on to San Francisco as originally planned June 20, 1937. The Russian crew was greeted by Gen. George C. Marshall, then commander of Vancouver Barracks. A monument to the landing remains today.

A cornerstone and historic attraction has been the remaining hangar converted to a museum housing restored aircraft, models, flying suits and displays related to the rich history the field holds with Vancouver, Washington when it was operated as an Army Air Corps Field.

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August 9, 2011

Civil Rights Violation Alleged at Fort Vancouver “Guys Only” Event (Updated)

by lewwaters

Blog Note: I initially thought this was a story worth covering. I disagreed that it was worthy of an investigation, but the tip I received said there was an ongoing investigation. Apparently that isn’t so as of yet. Women have been purchasing tickets to attend all along. The more I see about it the more I feel it is an effort to create an issue where none exists in an effort to force a leadership change at the Fort Vancouver National Trust.

UPDATE: The Columbian raises serious doubts as to the existence of the woman, Rebecca Pulliam who is said to have filed a complaint over this event. A name familiar to us all, Marcus Griffith is tied to the matter.

Word has reached CCC that a fundraiser for the Fort Vancouver National Trust is under formal investigation by the Washington State Human Rights Commission for a Civil Rights violation concerning their Suits and a Keg event scheduled for this Friday evening, August 12, 2011.

The issue? It was initially billed as a “Guys Only Event,” that wording having been discarded since the investigation was begun.

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