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The 20-square-mile expanse of picturesque lakes and Douglas fir groves in which Lakewood is nestled was first known as "The Prairie," a vital crossroads between the Columbia River Gorge and Vancouver, British Columbia, for British fur traders and Native Americans. Fort Steilacoom became a stronghold of American interests before, during, and after the Indian War of 18551856 and was a crucible for men who would figure prominently in the Civil War. The prairie and the Lakes District later grew into a playground for Tacoma's wealthy. On one end of Lakewood, racers such as Barney Oldfield and Eddie Rickenbacker entertained tens of thousands; while on the other end, health care professionals at Western State Hospital sought answers to mental illness. Lakewood still boasts the first golf club in the West — the Tacoma Country and Golf Club — and the internationally known Lakewold Gardens.

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In this visual retrospective, authors and local historians Steve Dunkelberger, newspaper editor and columnist, and Walter Neary, a Lakewood City Council member, have gathered images from private collections, the Lakewood Historical Society, the Tacoma Public Library, and the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association to illustrate Lakewood's unique story and its enduring legacy.

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emily.happy, November 6, 2006 (view all comments by emily.happy)
Told through pictures, this history of Lakewood, WA, is an amazing tale for locals and history lovers alike. Many of the pictures were from my father's personal collection, and some of my favorites are, naturally, of my grandparents and their "country" home on Gravelly Lake away from the "big city" of Tacoma. I applaud the authors on their research and for finally putting these images in print, where more people will have access to these memories and stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738530451
Author:
Dunkelberger, Steve
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Neary, Walter
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Wa
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Lakewood (Pierce County, Wash.) - History
Subject:
Pierce County (Wash.) History
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.28x6.56x.36 in. .67 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Images of America Series
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Washington » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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