“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lewis County Washington Historical Markers

Claquato Marker (<i>wide view; Stearns Road behind marker</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2015
Claquato Marker (wide view; Stearns Road behind marker)
Washington (Lewis County), Chehalis — 10 — Claquato
This pioneer town founded in 1853 on the donation claim of Louis H. Davis, once was the county seat and an important stop-off for travelers between the Columbia River and Puget Sound. The sturdy little church, built in 1858 with hand-forged nails . . . — Map (db m129165) HM
Washington (Lewis County), Chehalis — Claquato Church
Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 15, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating, or illustrating American History Placed on the National Register on April 24, 1973 by the National Park . . . — Map (db m129172) HM
Washington (Lewis County), Chehalis — The Old Oregon Trail1843-1857
The Oregon Trail, stretching from Missouri to the Pacific, served as the most important route for settlers traveling west. As many as 1600 wagons a day rumbled over the famous route. The northwestern most extension of the Oregon Trail was the . . . — Map (db m129173) HM
Washington (Lewis County), Packwood — Packwood“New Deal” Skills Proved Fruitful for Lumber Industry — Lewis County —

William Packwood and James Longmire traveled across Naches Pass during the 1840s exploring for an easier route east. The trail they blazed is known today as Cowlitz Pass. The explorers discovered this area in 1854 and called it Sulphur Springs; . . . — Map (db m84453) HM

Washington (Lewis County), Packwood — The Palisades are Clues to the Past
The rock before you is a clue to a geologic mystery. Between 110,000 and 20,000 years ago, a volcano erupted about nine miles away. Dacite lava flowed here and stopped, forming an unusually deep pool. Geologists don’t know for sure what blocked the . . . — Map (db m71658)
Washington (Lewis County), Packwood — Traveling Over the Cascades: Past and Present
Before Euro-Americans arrived, Native people crossed the mountains on rugged trails to visit relatives, trade with other tribes, and gather food for winter. Later, prospectors, sheepherders, settlers and early Forest Service rangers used the same . . . — Map (db m71657) HM
Washington (Lewis County), Pe Ell — McCormick's MillPe Ell — Lewis County —
Harry McCormick and F. B. Hubbard organized the McCormick Lumber Company in 1897. The mill was located two miles west of Pe Ell on the South Bend branch of the Northern Pacific Railway. It consisted of a shingle mill, planing mill, dry kilns, . . . — Map (db m129138) HM

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