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Steilacoom Blvd east of Lacey

Steilacoom Blvd was part of the Old Military Road between Ft. Vancouver to Ft. Steilacoom (red line) and became a part of the Pacific Hwy in 1915. The 1920s alignment (blue line) is on the old Northern Pacific Railroad grade. The new 1930's alignment on Martin Way is shown as the black line in the first picture.

2011 map showing the 3 alignments. The red line is the 1915 alignment (Steilacoom Blvd). The blue line is the 1920's and the black line the 1930's.

1914 map showing the 1900's alignment and the future 1920's alignment which used to be the old Northern Pacific right of way that was deeded to the state for the Pacific Hwy.

1948 map showing all 3 alignments through Lacey.

Looking east on Steilacoom Blvd from the bottom of the west side of the Nisqually Valley.


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