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

Lakewood, Washington Historical Markers

Lakewood Veterans Memorial Marker image, Touch for more information
By Justin Cowgill, July 13, 2011
Lakewood Veterans Memorial Marker
Washington (Pierce County), Lakewood — Lakewood Veterans MemorialDedicated on Memorial Day, May 26, 2003
In honor of the men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States of America. They served, and many sacrificed their lives, not only to preserve the freedoms which we enjoy today, but to bring freedom to people and nations . . . — Map (db m41552) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Lakewood — Military Road
Side A 1852Congress 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 . . . — Map (db m28032) HM
Washington (Pierce County), Lakewood — Western State Hospital Historical Cemetery, 1876-1953
Over 3,200 psychiatric patients from Western State Hospital were buried here from 1876 to 1953. Since then, burial has been elsewhere. The graves are marked with numbers for privacy reasons and the stigma of mental illness. These people worked on . . . — Map (db m28029) HM

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