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Established in 1890, Spanaway is located in unincorporated Pierce County, Washington, fifteen miles south of Tacoma on State Road 7, the "Mountain Highway", and adjacent to the east boundary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Join us for a slice of history: War, Fort Steilacoom, and Spanaway
Sunday April 12 at 2 p.m.
9602 Steilacoom Boulevard, Lakewood

Jean Sensel, author of Images of America~Spanaway,
tells true tales of Spanaway's forgotten ties
to Fort Steilacoom and the Northwest's 1855 Indian War.
Coffee and conversation to follow.

Images of America - Spanaway

A pictorial history of the Nisqually Plain, the Hudson Bay Company, Tacoma, Fort Lewis, and McChord, told through Spanaway’s view.

To peek inside this book, click on the gold button.

Learn about the key (but conveniently forgotten) roles Spanaway's first settlers played in the 1855 Indian War.

Readers respond:
  • I absolutely loved the book on Spanaway! I will cherish this book!
  • My granddaughter has the Spanaway book on her coffee table. One of her friends came over; saw the book, and couldn't put it down. My granddaughter lives in Michigan. Her friend has never been to Spanaway.
  • An outstanding job of searching and putting together facts and photos of my birthplace, Spanaway. . .An excellent publication.
  • I was born in Spanaway in 1927 and lived there until I retired. This has information I never knew before.
  • A perfect balance of information and story-telling.
  • A charming and unique look at Spanaway through the years
  • I learned some really interesting things that I had no idea were part of our history!
  • I read it through twice and I am reading it again. It is so full of interesting information.
  • THANK YOU for bringing the story of Spanaway growing up for all of us to enjoy!

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Spanaway Community Fair


Prairie House Museum

Special Event
Kids' Day
Wednesday April 1, 1-3 p.m.

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for more information.

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