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True tales of Puget Sound

Author: Dorothy Wilhelm; Dave Ross
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the shores of Gig Harbor to the slopes of Mount Rainier, the towns surrounding Puget Sound all have incredible stories to share. How did Old Fort Nisqually, now perched on a lofty bluff above Tacoma, move twenty-two miles from its original 1843 site in DuPont? Did Eatonville's copper-infused paint inspire the phrase "painting the town red"? Read about the famed Pie Goddess of Enumclaw and about a cookbook  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilhelm, Dorothy.
True tales of Puget Sound.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1083766053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Wilhelm; Dave Ross
ISBN: 9781439666005 1439666008
OCLC Number: 1080076466
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Foreword / Dave Ross --
Introduction --
1. Fort Nisqually: why did it go? --
2. Tumwater: the Oregon Trail ends right here--and here--and over there --
3. Olympia: John Wayne didn't settle the territory, neither did Julia Child --
4. Bonney Lake: the Longmire journey? That was no party --
5. Spanaway: Mrs. Mahon's tablecloth --
6. Old Fort Steilacoom: the little church that could (and still can!) --
7. Orting: reclaiming the dark tower --
8. Parkland: give us a vote and we will cook --
9. University Place and Fircrest: a short tale of two cities --
10. Milton: the mule that ran for office--and won --
11. Eatonville: painting the town red --
12. Buckley: the great wine and swine wreck --
13. Steilacoom: the ghost in the mansion --
14. Tacoma: arm in arm in arm--octopus wrestling under the bridge --
15. Gig Harbor: the house that Nellie built --
16. Lakewood: Barbie and Ken and Kalvin --
17. Enumclaw: the pie goddess had a secret --
18. Puyallup: set the prairie afire --
19. Fox Island: the legend of the clay babies --
20. Fife: return from Minidoka --
21. Final word: the heart lady of Fox Island.
Responsibility: Dorothy Wilhelm ; foreword by Dave Ross.

Abstract:

From the shores of Gig Harbor to the slopes of Mount Rainier, the towns surrounding Puget Sound all have incredible stories to share. How did Old Fort Nisqually, now perched on a lofty bluff above Tacoma, move twenty-two miles from its original 1843 site in DuPont? Did Eatonville's copper-infused paint inspire the phrase "painting the town red"? Read about the famed Pie Goddess of Enumclaw and about a cookbook compiled by Emma Smith DeVoe of Parkland that included helpful tips from suffragettes. Join author Dorothy Wilhelm, of the television show My Home Town, as she explores these beloved town tales and uncovers the rest of the story.

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