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|Record Creator:||Vancouver Municipal Government, City Council|
These records include the minutes of the Vancouver City Council meetings from February 18, 1859 through November 11, 1862, and January 6, 1873 through December 12, 1996.
Minutes are the official record of the proceedings of the city council. Minutes may include date, council members present, summary of official reports from various departments, budget approvals, and other city business. The records in this collection are indexed by date.
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|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
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|Agency History:||The area around Point Vancouver, named by British Lt. William Broughton in 1792, has a long history with early European and American exploration. The city was first established in 1825 when Dr. John McLoughlin moved the northwest headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company inland from Astoria, Oregon. The fort established by McLoughlin became Fort Vancouver. When American troops moved into the area after 49th parallel border was established in 1846, the fort and the nearby settlement were renamed Columbia. However, the city's name was changed back to Vancouver in 1855 and the City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1857. It is the county seat of Clark County.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Vancouver City Council, Minutes, 1859-1862; 1873-1996, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|