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By Jean Sensel

round 1840, the British Hudson Bay corporation manage a farm animals ranch at the shore of a haunted lake that neighborhood tribes referred to as Spa'nu-we. A looking path throughout the Cascade Mountains crossed at Spa'nu-we with one other pathway operating to Puget Sound from the drowsing volcano Tu'qobu (Tacoma). either trails grew to become roads and railways that drew settlers to Spa'nu-we's wealthy prairie and considerable water. hence all started many years of conflict--often armed--with the evolving city of Spanaway stuck in nearby and nationwide turmoil. as a result of its strategic situation, Spanaway homesteads have been used as transitority army outposts in the course of wars. countless numbers of family members farms have been misplaced without end after they have been condemned to shape Camp Lewis. Spanaway's hotel "on the main attractive lake in a land of lakes" has drawn arguable rallies, court cases, and political battles. Spanaway, nonetheless buffeted by way of political winds, maintains this present day as a local playground and transportation hub.

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