Local author Lonnie Archibald is working on a new book entitled REMEMBERING THE ’50s AND ’60s. Due to COVID which spread across Clallam County, the book will be delayed until the fall of 2022. Many individuals ranging from Sequim to Forks have been interviewed, all sharing their memories of Clallam County back in the day.
For this Christmas however, his WWII book and three separate trucking books are available at Forks area stores such as the Forks Outfitters, Chinook Pharmacy, Jerry’s Small Engines, and Leppell’s Flowers. Books are also now available at The Beaver Grocery Store, in Beaver.
In the war book, you must read about the young military pilot flying out of the Quillayute Airport and his experience as he circled Forks High school in route to the bombing range near where Dahlgen’s logging shop sits today off Bogachiel Way. Also, two loggers rather than rolling dice for their coffee raced cockroaches across the bar at a local restaurant. Yes, there were cockroaches in Forks back in the ‘40s during the big war.
In the trucking books, approximately seventy truckers were interviewed all telling their stories of driving logging, chip, lumber, dump, and fuel trucks. One local driver told of driving into a ditch while observing bathing beauties along a certain beach. Two others told of how when meeting one another they would switch lanes at the Forks Airport.
These books are also available in Sequim at the Sequim Museum and Arts Center; in Port Angeles at Jim’s Pharmacy, Odyssey Bookshop and Port Book And News; in Joyce at the Joyce General Store and in Clallam Bay at Sunsets West Co-op.
Books are also available at Duffy’s Restaurant in Aberdeen. 10-4 good buddy.