April 23, 2024

Two 125th Anniversaries Observed At Annual General Meeting

Nov 18, 2014

You didn't HAVE to be a member to attend and enjoy the evening's program (but we'd love it if you became one!)

The Lakewood Historical Society celebrated not one, but two quasquicentennials during its annual meeting on November 18. 125 years ago, Washington attained statehood--and nearby Lake City was founded on the shores of American Lake.

Nancy Covert, author of Lakewood’s latest history book, American Lake Vignettes, shared the colorful stories behind the founding of Lake City and some of the people, places and events that have played their parts in its history over the succeeding years. Nancy also attended the recent statehood anniversary ceremonies in Olympia and presented her photos and impressions of the big day.

The program followed a short business meeting covering the accomplishments of the Society in 2014, election of board members and honoring the outstanding volunteers of the year.

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