preserving the stories of fall city…


Update from 2009 4Culture Heritage Special Projects Award

Preserving the Stories of Fall City is the result of a three-year Memory Book Project undertaken by the Fall City Historical Society, with partial funding from 4Culture. Stories from 54 local authors are featured, including Les Morton, who writes about his memories of his father’s Dance Hall (wiped out by a Raging River flood in 1932) and Shingle Mill. His regular Sunday morning task had been to gather up the bottles left around the property after the Saturday night dances.

The book includes never-before-seen photos of the Raging River Auto Camp. The camp was a popular business located on the Preston-Fall City Road, and is remembered by many for its swimming tank and hamburger stand.

Click here for the full press release. The book will be available beginning November 14th at Fall City outlets. Contact Becky Gordon, 425-222-7102, for price and additional information.

Image: ca. 1930 entrance to the Raging River Auto Camp, Courtesy of Fall City Historical Society ©.