Smithfield, Woodland, and New Market

I recently started thumbing through Shanna Stevenson's Olympia Area Place Names (1986). It is a fun read, although I noticed she left out the former name of Mud Bay, which was, according to legend, "Shitpoke Flats." I note in Shanna's book that bodies of water seem to be the most likely candidates for geographic name changes. Anyway, I'll share some of the former and current place names from her book for you OlyBloggerz:


Sa-chal = Sat-chall = Black Lake
Seatco = Bucoda
Russell Lake = Chambers Lake
Drake Lake = Deep Lake
Chambers Prairie = East Olympia
Harlowe Junction = Gate
Wepusic Inlet = Gull Harbor
Pollala Ilaheee = Tyrell Prairie = Hawks Prairie
Lowe's Lake = Hewitt Lake
Wood's Lake = Rutledge Lake = Hicks Lake
Cushman Point = Hunter Point
Point Moody = Johnson Point
Simmons Lake = Ken Lake (Shanna says here: "Named for Frank Kenney, secretary of Olympia Brewery and a local realtor." I prefer to believe it was really named after Barbie's boyfriend)
Woodland = Lacey
Fleetwood Lake = Lake Lois
Wildman Lake = Lake Susan
Logan Lake = Long Lake
Shononadaub = McAllister Creek
Clear Lake = McIntosh Lake
McAllister Road = Marvin Road
Marshville = Olympia's Westside
Squaquid = Medicine Creek
Dodge Prairie = Mima Prairie
Nez Quarres = Sherlock = Gardner = Maxfield = Nisqually
Cheetwoot = Smithfield = Smithster = Olympia
Lyons Lake = Pattison Lake
Key = Rochester
Scates Creek = Scatter Creek
Little Bigelow Lake = Setchfield Lake
Ruddell Lake = Southwick Lake
Pray's Lake = Crooked Lake = Summit Lake
Swantown = Olympia's eastside
Post lake = Tempo Lake
Coal Bank = Tenino
Jones Beach = Tolmie State Park
Drewry Lake = Trail's End Lake
Ferguson Lake = Trosper Lake
New Market = Falls River = Des Chutes = Tumwater
Brune's Lake = Wards Lake

May Day Events!

This years May Day Worker Solidarity events are going to be blast! Take a stand to defend the rights of immigrant workers and hear from numerous people and organizations including:

-Adrianna Barazza from Schools for Chiapas
-Cory Fischer-Hoffman from the WROC
-Amanda Milholland from UCAN
-the Olympia Workers Association
-Mary-Ellen Donaldson on CAFTA
-Delegates from the Thurston Santo Tomás Sister County Association
-Phil Owens of Bread and Roses
-And more!

Music will be played by:
*The Citizens Band
*Fast Rattler
*The Grizzle Grazzle Trash Can Band

There will be a solidarity statement read from the Seattle May Day Organizers.

Interactive tabeling will be done by:
+Rec The Place Records - Make your own buttons
+Last Word - Providing free zines
+Yes Yes - Community based art
+Free Radio Olympia
+Schools 4 Chiapas - Mother Seeds of Resistance

At 3pm events will begin at Sylvester Park
Around 5pm we will march
At 6:30 the march will end at the new Bread And Roses Advocacy Center

Free shows following the days events at the Yes Yes and at the Manium!

Baseball Fans!

The Evergreen Club Baseball Team will be playing it's first home games of the season this weekend against the University of Oregon.

The games will be at Olympia High School starting at 12pm on Saturday and at 10am on Sunday.

Hope to see you there!

Mike Anchors
Facilities Manager
The Evergreen State College
Athletics and Recreation
(360) 867-6532

Fry Bread Theatre

Double Feature for Fry Bread Theater: Classic Indian Humor: SMOKE SIGNALS (4:30PM) AND POW WOW HIGHWAY (7:00PM)--Please Announce this Saturday's Fry Bread Theater and Post attached flyer—SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd, 26-105, WITH DOORS OPEN AT 4:00PM and 6:30PM FOR SILENT AUCTION!!!!

THANKS FOR ANNOUNCING AND ATTENDING OUR SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIES. This Saturday’s Movie is a Double Feature: SMOKE SIGNALS AND POW WOW HIGHWAY. Our Anthropology Club Members need your help to raise funds to attend the next international WARP (Wetland Archaeology Research Project) Conference is scheduled in New Zealand with Maori participation.

Our students hope to attend and present their latest research at the Qwu?gwes Mud Bay Wet Site and need your help to raise support. Please ANNOUNCE THESE CLASSIC AND GROUND-BREAKING INDIAN HUMOR BASED MOVIES, All is by donation and promises to be educational. We will fry homemade fry bread at the event so you can dine on fry-bread and enjoy the full-screen movies. Future showings will include Thunderheart and Incident at Oglala, Dances with Wolves,. (PS we have to credit Professor Bill Swanson with this idea!)

PREP consultants speak at forum

As some Olybloggers may remember, Thurston County proposed changes last summer to the policies that protect critical area (defined as: “important fish and wildlife habitat areas, wetlands, critical aquifer recharge areas, frequently flooded areas and geologically hazardous areas, such as bluffs

A new city of Olympia website, BY April 30

If you go to the city of Oly website today, you see a notice for a new website, featuring: "More convenient navigation and search features. Online access to City Council meeting videos. Updated design. New web address."

What else would it include? 

Maybe city council blogs? Or a forum on budget items? Maybe not, but a boy can dream. 

On your dream city of Olympia website, what would there be? 

Holy Nazis, Batman!

I made it to the big time.

Bill White, chief propaganda minister of the Neo Nazi group, the National Socialist Movement, reads my blog. Specifically, an entry about smear campaigns, which I wrote about here on Oly Blog too.

Mr. White's response (caution, this link direct to hate site) guessed example of a smear campaign.

Sources for the Curious

my favorite daily stop for direct links to primary documents concerning current history:

"Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance -- open, secret and classified documents -- but not limited to those. Documents are removed from this site only by order served directly by a US court having jurisdiction. No court order has ever been served; any order served will be published here -- or elsewhere if gagged by order. Bluffs will be published if comical but otherwise ignored."


DOD Tribunals Transcripts (Redacted for public release by DOD)

US Military Dead in The "War On Terra" Updated April 20, 2006. Total 2,542 US Dead (includes 162 US dead in Afghanistan during Iraqi war and 1 dead at Guantanamo of non-hostile cause):

Year 1 -- 582

Year 2 -- 958

Year 3 -- 904

Year 4 -- 98

Healthcare debate

OMJP has scheduled a debate on the subject "RX for a sick health care system: Single Payer or Health Savings Accounts?"

Tuesday June 13th, 2006
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M
The United Churches of Olympia
110 11th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-2259

Moderator: Deborah Vinsel, Executive Director TCTV (Thurston Community Television)

Single Payer viewpoint: Aaron Katz - former Director of the Health Policy Analysis Program of the UW School of Health and Community Medicine; currently Editor-in-Chief of Northwest Public Health and Director of the Packard-Gates Population Leadership Program.

Health Saving Account viewpoint: Paul Guppy - Vice President for Research, Washington Policy Center; former Capitol Hill Chief of Staff and Legislative Director.

We believe this debate will be an important contribution to public understanding of possible solutions to a crisis about which there is currently a great deal of public confusion.

Note: OMJP welcomes the endorsement and support of this debate by other groups and organizations, so please contact Gar Lipow at or at (360) 943-1529 if your group has an interest in co-sponsoring or endorsing this event.

Olympia Choral Society

Free concerts this Friday and Saturday nights:

Dear OCS Friends,

In the late Spring of 2005, Olympia Choral Society director Terry Shaw led a group of gifted OCS singers and Timberline High School choral students on a pilgrimage to New York City, there to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Mecca of American Music.

Inspired by that adventure, he visualized taking the patrons of OCS on a vicarious tour of what is in truth the music capital of the world. The program includes opera, Broadway, jazz, blues, pop and more!

This remarkable tour will take place at the North Thurston Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 21 and 22. As usual, performances will start at 7:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:00 p.m. OCS welcomes as special guests the Timberline High School Chamber Choir.

Also as usual, admission is free, although donations will be gratefully received for ultimate distribution to the designated charity for the OCS 2006 year.

The 2006 Annual High School Scholarship ($1500) will be awarded at the concert to 3 local music students.

Bring a friend and enjoy a Night in New York!

Olympia Choral

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