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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.

On the cover: This 1946 image of Spanaway businesses and business owners was found after being stored and forgotten for 67 years by the photographer's heirs. The chapter "Post-war Economy" features 32 of the found business photographs, along with others from the 1940s provided by local families.

Images of America - Spanaway

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This supplement to Dorothy Thompson Winston'sEarly Spanaway offers never-before-seen photographs, covers periods, people and events not in Early Spanaway, and shows an unvarnished view of the people and politics that placed Spanaway in the crosshairs of regional and national events.

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in and around Spanaway

at the Prairie House Museum

June 7, Noon-2 p.m.

812 E. 176th Street
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