Pomeroy Farm is a living history farm in Clark County Washington, depicting life in a pre-electric era. The farm is open for educational purposes, seasonal events put on by the farm, and is available as a wedding venue.
E C Pomeroy was an interested and multi-talented fellow. He was born in Canada to English parents, but left home at the age of nine when he and a new step-mother didn’t get along. He ended up in the Detroit, Michigan area where he apprenticed himself to a blacksmith and that was his trade, off and on, for the remainder of his life. He did a lot of other things also.
He raised thoroughbred horses for a while until a barn fire took care of that. He joined the cavalry and fought in the southern Oregon Indian wars. He worked on the railroads. In his later life he seemed to make his living by buying properties, particularly old run down farms, living on them for a few years, fixing them up and then selling them. He’d make a little money and buy another old run down farm.
Most of this was in the Central Willamette and Rogue River valleys and he ended up in the Medford area. After living there for about ten years, the itchy feet struck one last time. He found an ad in a farming magazine for land for sale in SW Washington. He got on the train and on his way from Portland met a fellow who told him about the Bill Wahl place that was also for sale. E C looked it over, liked it, and bought it on the spot – 160 acres in the Lucia Valley, eight miles northeast of Battle Ground.