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It was named for Solomon W. Fisher who filed a Donation Land Claim there in the early 1850sā€”160 acres on the mainland and 160 acres on Government Island. The first name was Fisher, and later was changed to Fishers Landing, but eventually became Fisher again. Mr. Fisher was born in Virginia in 1827 and came to Clark County, Washington as a young man; for a time he lived and worked in eastern Washington and Oregon. He came back to his land claim in 1889 and died in 1905.