At approximately the same time the university was planned, the few residents in the area formed school district No. 83, encompassing approximately eight square miles along the shore of Puget Sound and named it University Place School District. From the days of sheep herding, logging, gravel and sand mining, tomato farming, apple and peach orchard planting, and rhododendron farming, University Place has become a proud city with a population exceeding 31,000 residents.
Highlights of University Place include:
The Early Years and Pioneers
A University Tries, a Community Survives
University Place School District No. 83
Working, Eating, Playing, and Praying Together
To Be or Not to Be . . . a City
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by Arne Handeland
Images of America series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: February 11, 2013