Longtime residents of the West End of the Olympic Peninsula have lived through some turbulent days and survived. They are a resilient generation.
In truth, Forks and the West End has been resilient for most of the 20th Century. The story of the town that continues to bounce back is depicted in depth in a new book: “Strait Press: A History of News Media on the North Olympic Peninsula.”
West End peninsula residents will have three opportunities in April to hear author Bill Lindstrom talk about his book:
• Tuesday, April 16, noon at a meeting of the West End Historical Society at the Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave.
• Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. at the West End Business and Professional Association meeting, also at the Congregational Church.
• Wednesday, April 17, noon, Forks Chamber of Commerce meeting, Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave.
The public is invited to attend any of these meetings.
Books will be available for purchase at all events and will be signed by the author. Christi Baron, Forks Forum editor and civic leader, will be with Lindstrom at all events, which will also include a question and answer period.