Battle Ground . . . In and Around

A pictorial drama of early Northwest pioneer life

Two new history booklets about Battle Ground now available

Peace Wins is a booklet that tells the documented story of negotiations for peace and the fallout that followed. The booklet explains the "battle" that ended up being the name for the city of Battle Ground, the school district, the postal service and many businesses in the area. Also provided are the characters of the time and their ties to famous personalities and framework of the mid-1800s Indian War years.

Battle Ground Lake Before It Became a State Park contains photos from the resort era of 1914-1968. Then, there are the stories from those who actually participated in the venue's activities, such as, taking swimming lessons in the chill of early morning, the tall water slide, roller skating and much more.

Both books are available at Literary Leftovers, a classy used book store near Wilco Farm Store in Battle Ground.

Cost for each book is $15

Two non-profits benefit from sale of these books.

Peace Wins is published by Friends of the Battle Ground Library.

Battle Ground Lake Before It Became a State Park is published by GFWC-Battle Ground.


Ordering and shipping by mail is now available only for Battle Ground Lake Before It Became a State Park

We're sorry!

There are no longer copies of this book available. The inventory is sold out and there will be no future printings.

It was a pleasure to write the book, originally a project of GFWC-Battle Ground, a women's community service club ( in celebration of the 1976 Bicentennial of the United States of America.

     Profits from the initial printing, financed by the club, were reinvested in several historical ventures, including funding a shed to house antique farm equipment at the Clark County Fairgrounds, glass cases installed at some schools to display objects of historical significance, filming of back issues of The Reflector newspapers and the purchase of the Clark County Historical Museum's first copy machine.

The two subsequent printings were personal endeavors, financed, stored and sold by the author.