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Lakewood trivia quiz

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Dec. 28, 2006 at 5:51 am with No Comments »
December 28, 2006 5:51 am

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I received this fun quiz via e-mail from Lakewood City Councilman Ron Cronk. He graciously agreed to let me post it here for local history trivia buffs who might not be on his e-mail list.


As I was driving around Lakewood recently looking at the storm damage,

I was reminded what a diverse and interesting city we live in. Then I

remembered a quiz about Lakewood locations I sent out last year. Why

not give it a try? It may show us just how little we really know about

our community. Maybe it will be good for a Christmas smile.


Also attached (photo above) is a picture I took this summer of a Lakewood “mystery

lake.” Who knows the name of this lake, located in our beautiful city?

No, it is not Waughop Lake.


All locations are taken from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers map first

surveyed in 1912 and last updated in 1940. Don’t look at the answers until you answer the following questions. These are all

valid historical Lakewood communities and features.


Where, in present-day Lakewood, are the following places?


1. Pumpkin Center (don’t you love that name?)

2. Kippers Korner

3. Mud Lake

4. Gold Camp Woods

5. 7 Mile House

6. The Oaks

7. State Hospital for the Insane (an easy one for you)

8. Crandall Woods

9. Clinton Park

10. Crawford Marsh


Score: Each correct answer is worth 10 points.


Here are the answers.



1. Pumpkin Center

A: A large part of Lake City between Washington Boulevard and Veterans Drive, westward from Interlaaken Drive to Vernon Avenue, centered approximately where the Lake City Community Church is located.


2. Kippers Korner

A: The southwest corner of Steilacoom Boulevard and Lakeview Drive.


3. Mud Lake

A: Present-day Waughop Lake


4. Gold Camp Woods

A: The eastern shore of American Lake from Thorne Lane northward to Gravelly Lake Drive. Interestingly, it is still possible to pan gold from the eastern shore of American Lake!


5. 7 Mile House

A: The northeast corner of Steilacoom Boulevard and Lakeview Drive (about where Selden’s is located).


6. The Oaks

A: The area south of Steilacoom Boulevard from Meadow Road and westward to Chamber Creek (Yes, “Chamber” not “Chamber’s”)


7. State Hospital for the Insane (an easy one for you)

A: Western State Hospital (If you missed this one, you need help!)


8. Crandall Woods

A: The area extending north and south from Mud Lake to Mud Lake Road (present-day 112th Street) and east and west from Lake Louise to Butte Drive.


9. Clinton Park

A: The peninsula jutting into Lake Steilacoom where the Interlaaken Bridge crosses the lake.


10. Crawford Marsh

A: Present-day Seeley Lake and eastward to include the present industrial park.


Score: Each correct answer is worth 10 points.


0-10 Shame on you

20-50 Better

60-80 Excellent

90-100 A pioneer!


Do you feel properly chastened? Me too! I sent this quiz previously to around 50 people; most people got number 7 right. Only one person was able to answer two questions correctly.


And the mystery lake is….Wards Lake in Wards Lake Park (behind the Regal Cinema).

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