Is the “Bountiful Byway” a tourist attraction?

During my recent travels around Thurston County, I’ve seen the signs, and I’ve been asked about it.  But  I have little information or knowledge about the  “Bountiful Byway”. If you aren’t familiar with the term “Bountiful Byway” then you’ll fit right in with the majority of residents of Thurston County. The way I understand it, the bountiful byway was an effort on behalf of the Thurston County Commissioners to use the county’s many rural farms and protected areas to draw tourists and … [Read more...]

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Lacey History – This Week 1974

Lacey History – This Week 1974 Some 12,000 people attended the Lacey International Music, Arts and Dance Festival, which ended its three-day run.  To fund the event, some 10,700 tickets were sold.  Given away as first prize was a new Ford Mustang, while second prize was a trip to Las Vegas. The Lacey City Council voted to give all city employees a 5 percent cost of living wage increase starting on Sept. 1.  This was on top of a 5 percent increase given to all city employees on January 1. … [Read more...]

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Lacey History – This Week 2006

The city’s efforts to make Sixth Avenue Lacey’s new Main Street, took a hit this week when city officials threw in the towel in its efforts to realign the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Sleater Kinney.    The proposal was to create a park on which a belltower would be located. But, a federal judge ruled the city’s efforts to condemn the needed property was illegal, which meant the city would not be able to purchase the needed property.  Owners of the property at the corner refused to … [Read more...]

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Lacey History – This Week 1966

Sears opened its new store in South Sound Center three months before the full mall opened for business.  It was the first major retailer to recognize the future of shopping. For several decades, Sears had been located in downtown Olympia, along with many other major retailers such as Penney’s and Montgomery Wards. Its decision to move to Lacey drove the first nail in the coffin of downtown Olympia business.   Penney’s was to follow a decade a half  later when the new Capital Mall opened on … [Read more...]

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Some Observations

During the Fourth of July holiday, I participated in several pledges of allegiances to the flag of the United States.   I suspect that such a pledge is not only unusual but probably unique among the countries of the world.  We pledge allegiance to the flag.   We don’t pledge allegiance to the president – we don’t pledge allegiance to a political party – we don’t pledge allegiance to a particular ideology. The flag is a symbol of our form of government and thus we pledge allegiance to a … [Read more...]

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