Legendary Locals of the Puyallup Valley

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More than 10,000 years ago, migrating tribes settled in the J-shaped Puyallup Valley lying beneath the majestic mountain known today as Mount Rainier. Tribal traders from east of the mountains called the western valley tribe "generous people," a word that in English sounds like "Puyallup." Pioneers found promise in clearing the land, creating the towns of Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, and donating property for the common good. Agriculture produced hop barons, nationally renowned daffodil bulb growers, and successful berry farmers. Early entrepreneurs spawned multigenerational businesses while doctors, educators, and civic leaders more than fulfilled pioneer dreams. In 1900, a small band of men established an annual fair in Puyallup, which became the Washington State Fair. More recently, benefactors helped to build premier fitness and medical facilities. Citizens from each town continue to participate in community service clubs. Legendary Locals of the Puyallup Valley weaves a story of determined people who have left their mark on this beautiful valley.
ISBN: 9781467100892
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 156
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ruth Anderson is the coauthor of Puyallup, Pioneer Paradise. She worked with Hans Zeiger, Sarah Beals, and members of the historical societies of Puyallup, Orting, Sumner, and South Hill, along with the staffs of the Puyallup Public Library and Karshner Museum, and families to produce this book.
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