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Ha! That is hilarious and I totally missed it.

Ironically the location Battle Ground was named for a battle that was expected but *didn't happen*.


The "Battle" of Battle Ground

Battle Ground owes its name to an 1855 encounter between a company of Washington Volunteers from Fort Vancouver led by Captain William Strong and members of the Klickitat tribe that fled an internment near Fort Vancouver. 

At the time, there was a much distrust and fear between settlers and Native Americans of the area.  Captain Strong and his company followed the Klickitat tribe members to a location northeast of Fort Vancouver in current central Clark County.  The encounter, that many expected would turn violent and become a battle, never did.  Captain Strong made an agreement with Klickitat leader Chief Umtuch that tribe members would return to the fort the next day.  But, in a mysterious turn of events, still unsolved today, Chief Umtuch was killed.   

Captain Strong made the decision to withdraw his troops, allow the tribe members the time they needed to honor their fallen Chief, and trusted their word that they would return to the fort.  

While peace prevailed and the tribe members honored their word by returning to the fort, Captain strong was criticized and mocked by many for his actions.  The area where he had met up with the tribe became referred to as “Strong’s Battle Ground”.  Soon after, the area began to  appear on maps as Battle Ground.

— http://www.cityofbg.org/674/Our-Name-the-Battle-of-Battle-Ground


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1 hour ago, bradl said:

Ha! That is hilarious and I totally missed it.

Ironically the location Battle Ground was named for a battle that was expected but *didn't happen*.

Yes, indeed - "Battle Ground" is an aptly named site for a cairn grooming clinic...In the proud tradition of Klickitat leader, Chief Don'tuch!👹

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Too funny, Brad.

Working with my little guy really isn't too bad, but I do rely on small bits of carrot, and I have my husband to help -- he is the 'alpha' around here, or a 'dog whisperer.'  It is amazing how dogs respond to him.  Always have.

Really enjoyed the story of Battle Ground. And agreed, perfect name for a Cairn Grooming Clinic.  It'd be us and them, led by Chief Don'tuch. Could be a bloody mess, going down in Dog History.  I keep thinking canines will unite, throw off their symbols of bondage, and take over the world.

Sounds like a Stephen King work.  Oh, wait, Cujo comes to mind.



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Sam carries on like he is being murdered...and that’s using a Mars comb! I always win 😅

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