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.
Growing up in Pittsburgh—the one-time “Steel Capital” of the world—you know—U. S. Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers—it was only natural that most of my male relatives—well, my paternal grandfather, father and two uncles worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. My first train ride was a short excursion to nearby Youngstown, Ohio. Twenty years later, it was […]
It’s been 101 years since Steilacoom’s Parent-Teacher organization came into being. Inspired by a nation-wide movement (prompted locally by northwest artist Abbey Bennett Hill) women in Steilacoom established the Parent-Teacher circle in February 1915, with the assistance of Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. Smith of Sherman School.
What single Puget Sound location outshines the historical significance of all others in this area? The answer would have to be DuPont. Back in “the day” this small community’s newspaper was known as “The Villager,” and resident May Munyon was its publisher/editor.
Historic Ft. Steilacoom, at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. in Lakewood, contains four 1840’s restored buildings, the remains of the first US Military post in the South Sound Region. The buildings are open from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays through October. Don’t miss the special Candlelight Tour of the Fort in December.
To highlight the 100th anniversary of Steilacoom School, the Steilacoom Historical Museum is featuring an exhibit focusing on highlights from the school’s 100 years. Besides old textbooks–hey, remember Dick and Jane?–there also is a display of certificates earned by Milt Davidson and Denny Quackenbush.
On Aug. 25, more than 400 national parks around the U.S. marked the National Park Service Centennial.
Sue Drier, Pierce Transit’s C.E.O., was behind the wheel of the historic 1948 green and yellow bus that was parked on Lafayette St. in Steilacoom during the Aug. 24 Farmers Market.