On sale now! LHS offers unique local history resource
OLD NEWS IS GOOD NEWS: articles of outstanding interest on Lakewood's past
Oct 28, 2016
As part of our celebration of Lakewood History Museum's 10th anniversary, we've published a 24-page collection of some of the most interesting articles from a decade's worth of our newsletter, the Prairie Gazette.
A sampling of topics:
The amusement park where doughboys from our local army base found a little "R & R" (rest and recreation) after drilling all day to fight the "Hun"--and what became of it.
The local creek that saw the first 4th of July in the Pacific Northwest celebrated on its banks (in 1841!)
The local businessman who built the first modern shopping center west of the Mississippi--and made construction of Seattle's Space Needle possible.
- Why you've been misspelling "McNeil Island" all your life (but don't worry--so has everyone else!)
Copies of Old News is Good News are available for $5 at the Museum (6211 Mt. Tacoma Dr SW, in Lakewood Colonial Center, noon to 4 pm, Weds-Sat). Quite the bargain, considering how packed it is with information on local history, much of which is available nowhere else!
BONUS: Become a member of Lakewood Historical Society and we'll throw in your copy FREE.
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