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Lakewood in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Military Road

 
 
Military Road Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Beth Bowen, February 27, 2010
1. Military Road Marker (Side A)
Inscription. Side A
1852
Congress appropriated $20,000 for a military road from Fort Steilacoom to Fort Walla Walla. The road was made passable 1885.

Side B
Supplementing the appropriation made by congress citizens helped build the military road through the Nachess pass to Walla Walla 1853

Side C
1857
Congress appropriated $88,000 for a military road from Steilacoom to Bellingham
 
Erected 1925 by Washington State Historical Society.
 
Location. 47° 10.629′ N, 122° 33.869′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Steilacoom Boulevard SW near Sequoia Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakewood WA 98498, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Western State Hospital Historical Cemetery, 1876-1953 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Two-Story Log House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lakewood Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); 36th Airlift Squadron Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Loadmasters Memorial
Military Road Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Beth Bowen, February 27, 2010
2. Military Road Marker (Side B)
(approx. 4.4 miles away); POW/MIA Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); F-16 Fighting Falcon (approx. 4.7 miles away); Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & Vehicles
 
Military Road Marker (Side C) image. Click for full size.
By Beth Bowen, February 27, 2010
3. Military Road Marker (Side C)
Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beth Bowen, February 27, 2010
4. Military Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Beth Bowen of Lakewood, Washington. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Beth Bowen of Lakewood, Washington. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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