A new book entitled “Remembering the 50s and 60s Here in Clallam County” has been written by Lonnie Archibald and has been published just in time for Christmas.
Many living in Clallam County tell of their lives back in those days when there were still irrigation ditches and milk cows in the Sequim Dungeness Valley, kicker boats and log dumps and trains in Sekiu, and theaters stretching from Sequim to Clallam Bay to Forks; the birth of television, ice skating and roller skating, a chicken coop that never saw a live chicken ….only those that were fried.
Gas stations that washed your windows and aired your tires, life without computers, iPods, and cell phones, days in which Gene Autry and Roy Rogers rode the west, the beginning of Rock & Roll and the British Invasion; Hippies and Woodstock, and the list goes on.
With many photos, this 350-page paperback book can be found at the Sequim Museum in Sequim; Jim’s Pharmacy, Odyssey Bookshop, and Port Book and News in Port Angeles; Sunsets West Co-op in Clallam Bay, Lake Pleasant Grocery, Chinook Pharmacy, Leppell’s Flowers and Gifts and Forks Outfitters in Forks.
This is Archibald’s sixth book with local stories. A must Christmas gift for local history lovers!
Editor’s Note: At press time Lonnie’s book was due to arrive from the printer on Wednesday, December 14. Lonnie is also scheduled to talk about his new book at the monthly meeting of the West End Historical Society on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the Forks Congregational Church at Noon. The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is available for purchase for $8.50.