In 1928—a few years shy of 88 years ago—Tacoma’s Garden Club established a plan to honor those who served in WW I. Many organizations and individuals in the county funded placement of 500 trees. On March 16, 1928, a stretch of U.S. 99 was dedicated. During the following decades, though, a large portion of those […]
The juxtaposition of this photo leads me to wonder if the smaller tree is asking, “Gee, do you think that someday I’ll grow to be as large as the “Big One” in Lakewood?”
The State History Museum (WSHM) in downtown Tacoma’s a good place to go to get an overview of Washington State’s diverse history. Even better, though, for in-depth information about a specific area’s history are to visit the more than 100 local history museums. Seven of them are located within the South Sound region. How many […]
By the time the last apple pie ala mode customer entered Steilacoom’s town hall at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, all 100 pies were gone. A crew of red-aproned Steilacoom Historical Museum ladies were busily slicing pies about 9 a.m. in preparation for the many guests expected that day.
Despite the early morning rain, folks flocked to Steilacoom for the annual Cider Squeeze. Always a good way to spend Sunday.
Assorted scarecrows soon will be visible around the Town on the Sound. There’s something special about these mostly straw-bodied inhabitants that symbolize the idea that it’s definitely Fall. These denizens of agricultural times made their first appearance when Egyptians used the figures to protect their Nile River-area wheat fields. Egyptian farmers placed net-covered wooden frames […]
Early Steilacoom pioneer Nathaniel Orr came to this area from Virginia, first stopping in Oregon to learn about orchardry. It’s said that he rowed regularly across to Anderson Island where he maintained an apple orchard near Oro Bay. One large apple tree on the Orr Property (between the Wagon Shop and the Museum) is more […]
STEILACOOM – Nature’s fireworks – as seen in Steilacoom on Monday – overshadowed the fireworks from the first Presidential debate for this photographer.
From early to late September, Funtastic Amusements at Puyallup’s Washington State Fair draw in thousands of riders who enjoy spending some of their time and money on the thrills provided by the park’s amusements: from its antique 1917 carousel to the towering Scream Machine; from the high-above-the-fairgrounds SkyTrain to the Classic Roller Coaster; from the […]
Lakewood Library’s elevator is expected to be back in service by Sept. 16. That’s the prediction of Jermain Richard, Thyssen-Krupp elevator technician, who’s working on the elevator’s remodeling…and good news for library patrons.