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Steilacoom Apple Squeeze 2016
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Old Pioneer School Celebrates 100 Years
An exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Old Pioneer School building on 511 Chambers Street displays school artifacts such as rosters, photos, report cards, books and even a replica of Miss Tait – one of the most remembered educators from the early days of Pioneer.
Newly restored the school is now used as the Steilacoom Historical School District Administration Office headquarters. Some residents in town still remember the bells ringing for class in the old building.
The Doering Family
On the day Washington Territory became a state, Nick Doering and Emma Whitzel were married in Steilacoom- November 11, 1889. Nick came west looking for a land of opportunity and chose Steilacoom. For over 50 years, as an enterprising businessman, he ran the Steilacoom Transfer Company with its wagons and livery stable, did hauling of all types.