The Parkland Spanaway Rotary meeting on Tuesday, November 6 will feature a presentation by Marianne Lincoln, the Historian for the Descendants of Fort Nisqually Employees Association. The meeting will be held at Paradise Village, 12505 Pacific Ave. S., at noon.
Lincoln grew up in Pierce County, is a former Bethel School Board member and current editor of the Pierce Prairie Post. She began her interest in the Hudson’s Bay Company local history as a child passing by the Medicine Creek Treaty tree on her way to her family’s beach property on the Nisqually tide flats every summer. The presentation is called “Clover to Muck” and talks about south Pierce County from about 1832 to 1871. During that period, Fort Nisqually was built, the Indian Treaties were signed, Oregon became a state, Washington Territory was formed, settlers began to arrive over the Cascades on the Naches Trail and Tacoma was chosen for the terminus of the railroad.
This presentation is well timed as the Clover Creek Elementary School will be dedicated on Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m. Lincoln will also be providing some of her photographs of early sites and figures from the area for that event. The nearby Camp Montgomery monument is part of the story as is the Brookdale Golf Course.