The Intertwined Origins of Amboy Territorial Park & the Amboy Territorial Days Celebration
Amboy Territorial Park and Celebration History
In 1960 Margaret Smith, Post Master of the Amboy Post Office, organized a celebration for the Amboy Post Office's 75th Anniversary. The Post Office was established in 1886, before Washington became a state. That first celebration was in Lucky Waldo's field across from the Amboy School. This property is now part of the Battle Ground School district. The first celebration included a presentation of Princesses, a Sawing competition and an organized dance held at the Mt. Valley Grange.
Many people in the local community were involved with and enjoyed the original celebration. As a result, they formed a standing committee and decided to continue the celebration as an annual event. Over the years, with monies raised from the celebrations and donations, the committee was able to acquire a beautiful multi-acre property on which to have the annual celebration as well as provide a place for the local community to gather and enjoy all year long.
Today, more than 50 years later, the annual celebration is now takes place at Amboy Territorial Park and is known as the "AmboyTerritorial Days Celebration". (Always held on the 2nd full weekend of July).
Amboy Territorial Park is owned and managed by The Amboy Territorial Days Association, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to manage and improve the Park and to support the local community.
ALL funds earned from events and park use fees, after expenses, are used to improve the Park and assist our local community.