Welcome to my new-and-improved website! I have plenty of Family Genealogy, History of Onalaska Washington, web projects I've been working on and a gallery of photography by me.
We are located halfway between Seattle and Portland in Volcano Country. On a clear day Famous Mt. St. Helens looms her awesome sight over our little town and her sister just to the north, Mt. Rainer, is usually covered in a dusting of fresh snow. If you take a drive past Bear Canyon you will end up in Morton, East Lewis County. From there you will see Mt. Adams resting in the Goat Rock Wilderness.
My ancestors settled in Lewis County, Washington Territory in 1879. We are one of the oldest family lines that stayed in the area, raising family after family of descents.
Years ago in the 1920's Onalaska had the largest logging mill in the state. It was founded in 1914 by William Carlisle. There are two historical Cookbooks with pictorial and written histories.
Visit Onalaska Alliance to plan your annual visit to Onalaska and the Apple Harvest Festival the first Saturday of October. Current Projects include: Carlisle Park Pavillion.