Lakewood Water District topic of April 15 Lakewood Historical Society program


On Tuesday, April 15th at 7 pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, the Lakewood Historical Society will present a program on the “History of the Lakewood Water District”.

Since 1943 the Lakewood Water District “has provided its customers with water service that meets or exceeds all water quality standards and maintained policies and practices that benefit the health and welfare of the community.”

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UP Historical Society is allowed to breathe life back into the Historic Curran House

Monday night, the University Place City Council unanimously approved that the Curran House lease, which would make the UP Historical Society property manager for this historical house, be allowed to move forward as a referendum. Hopefully the referendum will be formally voted upon during the next regular City Council meeting.

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Around the Sound: Local neighborhood to marks its 125th birthday on May Day

From the lead paragraph in the Tacoma Daily Ledger’s 1889 Newspaper, promoting the sale of land in what became Lake City. “The Lake City Land Co. will offer for sale on and After May 1, 1889 lots in their Beautiful Suburban Townsite, Lake City on American Lake. The Tacoma & Lake City Railroad and Navigation Company have placed on the Lake a steamer and a fleet of row and sailboats and have commenced grading the Narrow Gauge Railroad from Tacoma to the Lake. For prices and particulars apply to: Ross & Naubert, 1001 A Street or Smith, Root & Jordan, 919 Pacific Avenue.”

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Flett Dairy and Pioneers topics of Historic Ft. Steilacoom talk

Listen to Beth Julian speak about her great grandparents, Pioneers John and Ellen Flett, the Flett Dairy, and the Freckleton Blue Berry Farm on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. in quarters 2. Beth will share photos and memorabilia to help tell the story. Historic Fort Steilacoom is located on the ground of Western State Hospital at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood. Information: or 253-582-5838.

Ft. Lewis Military History Museum will be discussed at Lakewood United

Alan Archambault will discuss Ft. Lewis Military History Museum and local military history at the April 3 meeting of Lakewood United.

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood.  The next three programs after this week are:
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2014 Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion Show set for May 3

Living History performer Karen Haas will guest host the DuPont Historical Society’s 2014 Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion Show (May 3 at 2 pm), which will showcase the fashions that were worn, the foods that were served and the music that was played between 1833 to 1870 when Fort Nisqually was bustling trading post and agricultural center.

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Fran Postma to speak on “Early Women In Flight”

Jackie Cochran learned to fly in just three short weeks. She set more speed, altitude, and distance records than any other pilot (male or female) in aviation history. Fran Postma, in recognition of Women’s History Month, will tell this fascinating story of the true native-born heroine.

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Lakewood Historical Society hosting Women Writers March 18th

Dorothy Wilhelm

On March 18th at 7 pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, the Lakewood Historical Society will be celebrating Women’s History Month by presenting a panel of local women writers. They will share what inspired them to pursue their careers and perhaps offer advice for those considering writing. The program is free and open to the public.

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