When explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark visited what was to become Clark County in 1806, Lewis described the area as, "indeed the only desirable situation for a settlement which I have seen on the West side of the Rocky Mountains."
Nineteen years later, the Hudson's Bay Company established the first non-native settlement in the Pacific Northwest at Fort Vancouver, now one of the county's most famous landmarks.
Over the years, more and more people have come to call Clark
County home. Here are some of their stories: