The DuPont Historical Society will present “Shipwrecks of the Nisqually Reach” by Capt. Ethan Allen on Sunday, February 8th at 2PM at the DuPont Community Presbyterian Church (502 Barksdale Ave, DuPont, WA 98327). [Read more…]
Alan Archambault will give a talk on the role of the U.S. Army in the exploration, settlement and defense of the early Oregon/Washington Territory, with special emphasis of the soldiers themselves, some of which went on to become leaders in the American Civil War (Grant, Sheridan, Ord, Pickett). [Read more…]
Acclaimed Hollywood actor Danny Glover will be the featured speaker at the January 25 tribute to the famous “Buffalo Soldiers” who served on the American frontier in the late 1800’s.
Glover has starred in dozens of films over a three decade career to include all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Grand Canyon”, “Color Purple”, “Witness”, “Bat 21″ and many more. Glover also produced and starred in the acclaimed cavalry epic “Buffalo Soldiers”.
On December 16th, Lakewold Gardens was added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. We wrote about the local landmark’s nomination last November.
Join author, historian, Drew Crooks Sunday, January 11th at 2pm, at the historic DuPont Community Presbyterian Church (502 Barksdale) for a power-point presentation from his new, beautifully illustrated Washington state history book: From Territory to State. [Read more…]
By Carol Estep
On Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., the DuPont Historical Society Presents Historian and Author Drew Crooks, “From Territory to State: The Transformation of Communities in Pierce County and Washington State as Revealed in Historic Bird’s Eye View Drawings.” [Read more…]
By Blake Surina, Adjunct Faculty
In the 1940’s a small airport was constructed in unincorporated Pierce County at the current location of Narrows View Plaza. It was occasionally seen as a hangout for teenagers, and many a reserve officer and civil air patrol cadet would perform marching practice using the airport landing strips as a training grounds. In the late 1950’s the Weyerhaeuser Company, looking to build its international headquarters, purchased the blocks from 19th and Mildred to 12th and Pearl. They also arranged to purchase the fledgling airport and landing strips across the street as a private airport facility to fly in lumber executives and buyers from all over the world. [Read more…]
By Carol Estep
On Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m., the DuPont Historical Society Presents Historian and Author Drew Crooks, “From Territory to State: The Transformation of Communities in Pierce County and Washington State as Revealed in Historic Bird’s Eye View Drawings.” [Read more…]
A Lakewood Log holiday ad and editorial—December 11, 1942 (Lakewood Log loaned by Milt Davidson, Steilacoom): [Read more…]