American Lake Vignettes

American Lake Vignettes

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Lake City and Tillicum began as two communities separated by American Lake. Although they later joined with other surrounding neighborhoods to become part of the City of Lakewood, American Lake remains the treasured focal point of the region. The largest of twelve lakes in the Lakes District, American Lake was once envisioned by Tacoma developers as an ideal resort location. But their grandiose dreams came to a crashing halt with the Panic of 1893. Author Nancy Covert explores the little-known history of American Lake, weaving together stories from lifelong residents. Their tales recall a simpler time, when money earned from paper routes paid for seaplane flight lessons and dancing at the Lakeside Country Club was a favorite pastime. Join Covert for a vivid look back at life on American Lake.On the holiday, it was swamped with GIs. ... sure to pick up a copy when youa#39;re there for luncha€”a€œFrom Baghdad to Fort Lewis, you havena#39;t been anywhere if you havena#39;t been to Gertiea#39;s. ... operation and some of the long-gone horses such as Cold Steel, whose trainer, Don Munger, now eighty, is still training horses in 2014 .

Title:American Lake Vignettes
Author:Nancy Covert
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-09-02


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