Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Feed Mill ... Orchards, Washington"
Includes ... Orchards ... Sifton ... Vancouver ... Fourth Plain ... Mural ... Feed Mill ...
Image, 2006, Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, click to enlarge
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken November 25, 2006.


Orchards Feed Mill ...
The Orchards Feed Mill/Store, is located in Orchards, Washington on the corner of NE Covington Road and Rosewood Avenue, in T2N R2E. It is owned by Loren Carlson, who purchased the business in 1989 (2013 information).

When was the Mill built ???

"Est. 1889" is posted on the Orchard Feed's new building. According to Vancouver's The Columbian (September 19, 2013), the Orchards Feed Mill was built in 1889.

"The company recently opened a 22,000-square-foot store next door to its 124-year-old feed mill."

However, according to D. W. Freece, in his 1984 Masters dissertation, "A history of the street railway systems of Vancouver, Washington, 1889-1926" (Portland State University), the Orchards Feed Mill was built in the early 1900s. It was located along the tracks of the Vancouver - Orchards - Sifton electric streetcar line.

"After the system ceased operation, the car barn at Thirty-third and St. John Boulevard was used as a bus barn for many years. Now it houses an auto body shop. The trestle on Burnt Bridge Creek has long disappeared, but one can follow parts of the old right of way on Nicholson Road and N.E. Rosewood Avenue. In Orchards the feed store that was built alongside the railway tracks still stands ...

In 2013 a new 22,000-foot store opened north of the original building.


Views ...

Image, 2006, Mural, Fourth Plain, Orchards, click to enlarge
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Orchards mural, Fourth Plain, Orchards, Washington. Image taken November 25, 2006.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken November 25, 2006.

View shows the mill before the re-alignment of Covington Road. Rosewood Road, heading east, is on the right.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken November 25, 2006.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken November 25, 2006.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken November 25, 2006.


... 2015 ...

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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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Orchards Feed Mill, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.


Vancouver to Orchards to Sifton Streetcar Line ...
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Image, 2017, Vancouver to Orchards to Sifton Streetcar, click to enlarge
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Detail, 1959, aerial photo, Orchards Feed Mill (circled) and the path of the Vancouver - Orchards - Sifton streetcar tracks (heading right, now NE Rosewood Ave.), Vancouver, Washington. Original image (P02.001.1128/AP00084.tif) courtesy Clark County Historical Museum Archives and Washington State University Vancouver Library, downloaded April 2017.


New Store ...

Image, 2015, Orchards Feed Store, Orchards, Washington, click to enlarge
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"New" Orchards Feed Store, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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"New" Orchards Feed Store, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.
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"New" Orchards Feed Store, Orchards, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2015.


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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    See Orchards;

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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