South Pierce County History Presentation

On March 14, 2018, Pierce Prairie Post Editor, Marianne Lincoln will be presenting to the University Place Historical Society on South Pierce County History at Windmill Village 3715 Bridgeport Way w., University Place, wa. 98466 building D2. Starting with the Graham Community Plan in 2004, Marianne went “all in” to learning as much as possible about…

Packed House at Elmhurst

PARKLAND, WA — On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., there was a room at Elmhurst Elementary with over 100 people packed in, overflowing into the hallway and outside into the courtyard. The meeting was about the development of the Brookdale Golf Course into housing. Paul Green, of Azure Green Consultants, LLC was the featured speaker….

A review of the Naches Trail almost ready for Congressional approval

 From: David Welch Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 10:20 AM Subject: RE: Naches Trail protection As part of the designation process, the NPS Santa Fe has completed their feasibility study. It is in HQ DC review at the present time. When the review is completed it will be submitted to Congress. Could be later this…

Letter from an Oregon Trails Archeologist

1-2-2018 Hello Marianne, I am writing in response to your email concerning a housing development at the Brookdale Golf Course. While the location is a marked site on the old Oregon Trail in Washington, it is not part of the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT) as currently designated by Congress. The NHT at present does…

Will we wipe out The Naches Trail in Parkland?

By Marianne Lincoln There has been another development proposed on the Brookdale Golf Course. I have yet to learn if the developer is aware of, or even cares if, there are wagon ruts from the northernmost route of the Oregon Trail there. Certainly, there is an official Oregon Trail marker on Brookdale Road in front…

Spanaway removed from Historic Preservation Grants

Proposal No. R2017-121: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Approving the 2018 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Fund Disbursement as Recommended by the Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission. The commission removed the Spanaway Community Association proposal for historic road signs. Spanaway, as a community altered after the Growth Management Act and losing…

PICNIC – Spanaway Historical Society, July 16

Sunday, July 16 is the Annual Meeting and Picnic for the Spanaway Historical Society at the Prairie House Museum,  812 E. 176th Street in Spanaway, Washington. The picnic begins a little before noon on Sunday. Hamburgers, hotdogs and lemonade are supplied and the participants bring potluck dishes, salads and desserts. Many of the attendees are…

April 12 – Parkland Community

LEARN about the rich history of Parkland and the ongoing urbanization of our communities. Find out how to effectively ADVOCATE for the needs of our neighborhoods. ENGAGE with other committed volunteers and leadership in and around Parkland. When: Wednesday. April 12, at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mayfair/138thE/Brookdale Safe Streets Community Meeting Agenda: *Safe Streets Campaign…

Kid’s Day at Prairie House – April 5

On Wednesday, April 5th, come spend the afternoon with us at the Prairie House Museum. This will be our 27th Kids’ Day. Enjoy life at the turn of the century. Tour our 1890’s farm house and outbuildings. Make butter, pop popcorn, see farm animals. We have lots of displays including a large Dollhouse all decorated…

Christmas Open House

The Spanaway Historical Society’s Christmas Open House, will be Sunday, Dec 11, from 1-3pm. The house is all decorated, even the dollhouse! Come out for some old fashioned Christmas cheer and maybe pick up a wreath for your and support your local museum. The Spanaway Historical Society’s Prairie House Museum is located at 812 E. 176th…

Locate that building’s history

Have you ever been driving around Washington state and seen something that appeared to be incredibly historic and didn’t know how to find out more? Well, some of your wondering has a resource. The Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation’s Wisaard online database provides access to the state’s inventory of historic properties including properties listed on the…

Spanaway Historical Society Picnic, July 19

Sunday, July 19 is the annual meeting and potluck picnic for the Spanaway Historical Society. Held at the Prairie House Museum, the annual party is a fun family event that includes a chance to see all the displays at the museum. Burgers, hot dogs and coffee are supplied by the historical society. Attendees bring favorite dishes…