A Visit to Amboy, WA

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Premier Partners

A visit to Amboy, WA and the North Clark Historical Museum

What a great find for my family! On a rainy Saturday, we were driving the North Clark County Historical Tour, and stopped in at the North Clark Historical Museum. We were treated to wonderful stories and history of the museum on a personalized tour.

North Clark Historical Museum sign

The story of the museum is a great story on it's own. I was impressed by the 'greenness' of the renovation. One of the interesting 'green' updates was the museum's decision to use geo-thermal heating. It allows the museum to very efficiently heat the big open space of the former church.

Geothermal installation

Green tree removal

While I was viewing the story of the restoration of the building (that was in quite sad shape the before the museum took over), I noticed that the story was further 'greened' by the use of horses (sustainability to the nth degree) rather than tractors for taking down the trees that imperiled the building.

There are many interesting artifacts to see at this lovely little museum. It is a wonderful piece of the history of the enviornment and of the rise and fall of a lumbertown. There is much technological history that is revealed in the local history.

One of the things that most caught my eye is this old Maytag washing machine. This is particularly note worthy to me because I SO appreciate my electric washer and dryer and because I remember the very old wringer-washers that sat on the back porch of my grandma's. This is an even older version - as in before electricity was used in washing machines.

 

Early Maytag Washer

If you're thinking of moving out to the Amboy area, you'll have a wide range of options to move into an existing home. From the half-acre and manufactured home for $89,900, to the 27 acre homestead for $405,000. Call me if you'd like to explore more of the Amboy area. It is peaceful and woodsy and seems a bit closer to nature.

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Comments (4)

David Zablatsky
Avant Realty Group - Needham, MA
Real Estate - Needham, MA

Wow, very nice photos, thank you for posting and sharing the information.

 

-David

Nov 22, 2009 03:30 PM
Lynn Krogseng
Keller Williams Premier Partners - Vancouver, WA

David, Your part of the country has some great history too, I bet. And that's a beautiful picture in your signature.

Nov 23, 2009 05:54 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I love the small town museums because most of the stuff has been donated by long time residences and it really does take a look back at yesteryear.

 Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Nov 24, 2009 03:52 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

So that's a Maytag washing machine, huh? Looks just like my grandpappy's whiskey still. LOL

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Nov 29, 2009 02:33 AM