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Cromwell Cemetery Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery

Not far from Hales Passage near Gig Harbor, Washington, on a quiet country road lies the Cromwell Cemetery, also known as the Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery. It is a fitting resting place for the Scandinavian fishermen and their families who first settled the Cromwell area.

The Cromwell Cemetery is a “Burial Only” cemetery; meaning that plots are available for purchase; the Cemetery does not conduct funeral services, dig the graves or install monuments or headstones.


Fox Island Cemetery Association

The Fox Island Cemetery is located at 797 6th Ave, Fox Island, WA. Many war veterans are buried there, as well as Fox Island's early pioneers, and Washington's Governor Dixy Lee Ray. Burials from private lands and a small cemetery in Sylvan were moved to the current 2 acre site in 1910. In 1911, the cemetery site was donated to the Cemetery Association by Mr. A. Hunter.

Dixy Lee Ray, Governor of the State of Washington, is buried at the Fox Island Cemetery.

Boy Scouts from Fox Island's Boy Scout Troop 27 and Cub Scout Pack 27 perform the Memorial Day flag ceremony honoring our Fox Island veterans each year, and the Cub Scouts lay a memorial wreath at the base of the Centennial Memor... Read More


Fox Island Ready - Emergency Preparation For Fox Island, WA

The Fox Island Emergency Preparedness (EP) Team and the Emergency Response Plan (THE PLAN) was conceived in 2013 over concern that the Fox Island Bridge might be rendered impassable by an event like a major earthquake. Studies subsequently extended concerns to our being prepared to deal with wildfires, heavy freezes and catastrophic windstorms. The Team has worked with government and non-government sources to develop this Plan which covers both preparation to deal with emergency situations, and emergency response.


LostHiways - Travel, Road Trips, Vintage Memoribilia

Untether from your device and put the pedal to the metal along some of the county’s most scenic and interesting bygone byways.

Find nature, with all its splendor; its land stamped with concrete highways, its rivers spanned by Romanesque bridges and its mountains punched through with renowned tunnels. All were blended together by the pioneer builders forming America’s ancient highways. Experience the history that shaped the Pacific Northwest Inland Empire Territories.

Purchase vintage Washington State Apple Box labels, soda bottles, and more in our online store.

Preview local activities ranging from music festivals, art shows and craft exhibits or experience activities like motor ... Read More


Tacoma Motorcycle Club

The Tacoma Motorcycle Club membership is dedicated to the promotion of motorcycle riding both on road and off road.

TMC, 75+ members strong, has strong family ties. The membership ranges from teenagers anxious to test their skills, to retirees satisfied with bench racing. The interests of members are mixed between both street and off-road riding and racing. Vintage motorcycle collecting is another all consuming part of club activities.


Northwest Fire Velo - Firemen Cycling for Veterans and First Responders

Our Mission of NW Fire Velo is Firefighters winning the hearts of Americans through cycling for Veterans and First Responders, honoring those who sacrifice for our freedoms and our safety.

Northwest Fire Velo is a nonprofit organization of Northwest United States professional and retired IAFF firefighters. As a fire department-based cycling organization, NW Fire Velo shall support severely wounded Veterans & First Responders, cancer awareness, provide firefighter wellness and to promote fund raising for other nonprofit organizations and specific causes.

NW Fire Velo is open to all levels of riders from beginner to advance riders; weekend riders to racers; roadies to mountain bikers.


Northwest Outdoors Alliance - Washington State Fair

Northwest Outdoors Alliance of the Washington State Fair. Hands on activities for children at the Washington State Fair.

At The NW Outdoors exhibits, you can visit many displays highlighting the resources and outdoor recreation opportunities of the Pacific Northwest, helping people to Go Play Outside! The Northwest Outdoors Alliance strives to offer free, interactive, family activities at the Washington State Fair. Kids can catch a fish in the trout pond, strap on snowshoes, test their archery skills and more, all in one place.

Located in the Expo Hall under the grandstands, near the gold gate on the fairgrounds, it is a great spot for families to experience a piece of the natural... Read More