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The Histories of Enumclaw

As Enumclaw celebrates its centennial next year, Patch could be a collecting place for personal and town history stories.

 

This blog is actually an idea for a collection of blogs or a page on Patch.

The town of Enumclaw celebrates its centennial next year, 100 years after incorporation in January of 1913.  There will be many celebrations commemorating the event, and opportunities to learn about what we are celebrating.

It seems that Patch, as a community media link where people can easily participate, is an ideal place for people to share their stories--individual stories, family stories, stories of the town as a whole.  Maybe it could be set up as a section, or maybe people could just add the tag "Enumclaw History" when posting, so that a search would bring up the entire collection.  April will know the best plan for organizing.

Some possibilities:

PERSONAL HISTORIES--

--When and why did your family come to (or leave) Enumclaw?  Where did they originate?

--What else can you tell us about your parents/grandparents/great-grandparents....?

--How has Enumclaw changed since you were growing up or first arrived here?

--What is the history of your business here?

--What was it like going to school here?

--What history is being made here right now?

--What do you think Enumclaw will look like in 20 years?

Besides the written postings, Patch is well suited to display numerous pictures you might have of people and places to document the stories.  Many of these have never been seen other than by family members.  They can bring alive a history the rest of us have either forgotten or never knew.

TOWN HISTORIES--

You might have researched an aspect of Enumclaw history beyond your own personal experience and would like to share that as well.

--Enumclaw has been in the U.S. census since 1900.  What does the census tell us over the decades?

--Have there been critical turning points or milestones in Enumclaw's history?

--How have our schools changed in that century?

--What histories of Enumclaw have already been written?

--What are the best resources to learn about Enumclaw's past?

These are just a few ideas.  I am sure you have many more.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

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