Many are aware that our Town of Steilacoom was First. Steilacoom has a rich history of Firsts. Check LINK: Town of Steilacoom Firsts if you would like to learn what you do not know about Steilacoom Firsts.
An example of some of the Steilacoom Firsts follows below.
- First Territorial Court held at Fort Steilacoom in 1849.
- First Port in 1851.
- First Post Office in 1852.
- First Pierce County Seat in 1853.
- First Protestant Church (Methodist Episcopal) North of the Columbia River.
- First Incorporated Town in 1854.
- First School in 1854.
- First Court House in 1858.
There is even an old wooden sign at the entrance of Steilacoom towards the end of Steilacoom Boulevard that lists some of the town’s Firsts.
Most readers, busy with daily life, will not have awakened to the fact that we can now celebrate yet another Steilacoom First.
While I naturally recoil from the abhorrent thought of being critical of the Steilacoom government, the Steilacoom Town Council has indeed failed to keep the entrance sign current.
If, after reading my highly researched, handcrafted The Suburban Times article you agree with my observation, then I encourage you to march on the Town Hall and demand that the entrance sign be updated by adding the following new Steilacoom First.
- First Topside Coffee Cabin (TCC) this side of the Mississippi River in 2014.
TCC is where the local elite finds it neat to meet.
Check out Topside Coffee Cabin by clicking here: Topside Coffee Cabin. Next, I encourage you to visit TCC and see, hear, and taste TCC for yourself. Tell them Joe from Westside Story sent you.
Oh, please do yourself and me a favor. Don’t even think about sitting at Table 1 near the door. That is Jimmy’s and my table, and we are regulars.