Today I had the privilege of joining the Nisqually Tribe of Indians out on JBLM in the artillery impact zone. This is a special treat the base provides to the Tribe so they can visit parts of their reservation that were condemned and are unreachable due to the dangerous activities in the area.
More of the story will come later.
Here is a photo of Nisqually Lake where the Ross Family homestead once stood. Charles Ross was the son of Isabella and Charles Ross who opened Fort Victoria for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Charles worked for the HBC and had one of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company farms by the lake. Charles’ sisters were married to Henry Murray (son Nelson opened the Roy General Store) and Charles Wren (whose daughter Isabella was the mother of Hubert and Maude Wren of Roy).