By Nancy Covert
In 1937—the same year that the Lakewood Colonial Center opened for business—The Lakewood Log began publication. National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12, 2013, is an excellent time to “step back in time” and visit a replica of the Lakewood Log Office.
The weekly publication, published by “Charlie” Mann, delivered readers with news from around the Lakes District—and his “no holds barred” editorials certainly grabbed his readers’ attention. How the paper got its name is worth stopping by to learn about it.
Bound copies of the Lakewood Log, and bound copies of the Suburban Times are available to browse—and to get an idea of what was “in the news” in those days—news about the Villa Plaza, the World’s Fair—and more—re-reading those papers is a real “adventure”!
The Log is located inside the Lakewood Historical Society’s museum, in the historic Lakewood Colonial Center, at 6211 Mt. Tacoma Drive. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m., from Wednesday through Saturday. Make time this week to “read all about it.”