Descendants of Fort Nisqually employees live here

┬áThese furry little tree chewing creatures had a lot to do with the settlement of western Washington. In the days when our home was called Oregon Territory until 1853, when it became Washington Territory, this area was part of Lewis County, OT (Oregon Territory). When Washington Territory was formed in 1853, our area became Pierce…

In search of a Wapato in Spanaway

I was recently in the Northwest room of the Tacoma Public Library, looking for information about Spanaway Park. The librarian found this rare book about the period when the lake was a water source for the City of Tacoma. Without going into detail, use of the lake for water only lasted from 1899 to 1905….

Celebrate! Spanaway Business Directory

A few years ago, members of the Celebrate! Spanaway group created a Spanaway Business Directory with the help of Pierce County Councilwoman Barbara Gelman and the Pierce County Office of Economic Development. Use it to find services in the area. The Celebrate! Spanaway Committee was formed in the late 1990’s by Jean Sensel, a┬ábusiness owner…