A boldfaced, three-lined headline (in the original version), published on page 21 in the Sept. 20, 1916 issue of the Tacoma Daily Ledger, publicized the big news happening in Steilacoom, WA—the state’s oldest incorporated community:
Hundreds of vehicles–and their occupants–descended on Steilacoom on Aug. 13 for the Annual Townwide (Chamber of Commerce-sponsored) Garage Sale. More than 55 Weekend vendors sold everything and anything from kayaks to TVs, from clothing and footwear to jewelry and games, while customers blithely jaywalked across the streets.
Lakewood History Museum, located in the Lakewood Colonial Center at Mt. Tacoma Drive, celebrates its 10th anniversary in October. The museum, which features exhibits about early Lakewood history, including a mock-up of the Lakewood Log, the area’s 1937 newspaper, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
This summer, whether dining in a backyard or at an area city park, such as American Lake’s City Park —one entrée not to be missed is something barbecued: that lip-smacking Southern-style meal starring beef, chicken, or pork, blended in a mixture of brown sugar, onions, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, dry mustard, ginger, vegetable oil, garlic, lemon…and […]
While great views of Mt. Rainier are visible from almost anywhere around Pierce County, the view is especially impressive from the north end of American Lake. Imagine Mt. Rainier, or Mt. Tahoma as it originally was known, outlined with 100 very tall candles to mark this year’s occasion.
Visitors to Steilacoom can enjoy the many historical exhibits at the Steilacoom History Museum at 1801 Rainier Street, on Wednesday afternoons between 2-5 on Farmers Market Day (as well as Saturday and Sunday). Take time to peruse the history of the first incorporated town in WA state–Nathaniel Orr’s Home, Chief Leschi’s Trial, the first public library […]
Between noon and four p.m. this past Sunday, a bright yellow “First Student” school district bus made its circuitous route between downtown Steilacoom and Sunnyside Beach, transporting hungry diners to the 2016 Salmon Bake.
Steilacoom Historical Museum was the first stop on a three-week-long sightseeing tour around WA this summer for a group of students from Okinawa. The 21-member group, with students ranging in age from 13-17, are part of the Cultural Homestay International program, coordinated through the Lakewood Baptist Temple.
Work on the repairs/upgrade to Sentinel Way in Steilacoom (the western end of Far West Drive) are nearing completion, as asphalt was spread at the site on Wednesday. The road, as predicted, will be open for use by Aug. 1.
From the ringing of the Town’s historic bell, to the “Community Center Kids’ Slam” to the restful rocking in the Pioneer Orchard park–it’s another wonderful day in the town on the Sound. By 3:30 folks were already staking out places in the park for the evening concert.