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Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Spanaway Author

Jean Sensel will be available to sign copies of the pictorial history, Ogden Dunes

PUYALLUP, Wash. - June 17, 2014 - PRLog -- Sharing the story of Spanaway from its settlement in the 1840s to its modern history, this pictorial history provides readers with an in-depth look at the towns past exploring the decades of the evolving community of Spanaway caught in regional and national turmoil. Because of its strategic location, Spanaway homesteads were used as temporary military outposts during two wars. Hundreds of family farms were lost forever when they were condemned to form Camp Lewis. Sensel drew upon the collections of universities, museums, and pioneer descendants to illustrate Spanaway’s story. These images are accompanied by captions knowledgably written offer a wide range pictorial view of the community.

The book includes eight chapters covering Spanueh Station, Claims and conflict, Roads and Rails, Growth and Prosperity, The War Years, Postwar Commerce, Regional Treasure, and Era of Change.  Highlighting the many changes the community of Spanaway has undergone throughout time, the book preserves the history for future generations.

Highlights from Spanaway include:

Brings to life the stories of early pioneers in the Oregon Territory.
Uncovers some unvarnished truth hidden-until now- behind local lore.
Pierce County’s post-WW II economic boom.
All proceeds from Images of America - Spanaway book sales support Celebrate!Spanaway community improvement projects and the Prairie House Museum.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


1201 39th SW, Puyallup WA 98373

When: Friday, June 20th, 2014; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467131414/Spanaway).

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/.


by Jean Sensel

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: May 19,  2014

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