HISTORIC PHOTOS OF
THE MINERAL AREA
LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS IN PRINT
BY LOCAL AUTHORS
LEWIS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL DATABASES, CENSUS, ETC.
SOME FUN READING ABOUT THE LOCAL HAPPENINGS IN OUR VICINITY
BURIAL TRANSCRIPTION OF MINERAL CEMETERY
MINERAL CEMETERY BURIALS ON FIND-A-GRAVE.COM
MINERAL ON EATONVILLE TO RAINIER.COM
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MINERAL, a town, creek and lake in the northeastern part
of Lewis County. The town is on the south shore from the
lake from which it derived its name. (Postmaster at Mineral,
in "Names MSS." Letter 397.) The Surveyor General of
Washington Territory in 1857 charted the lake as "Goldsboro
Lake." ("United States Public Documents," Serial No. 877.)
Have you ever heard of "Flying Saucers"?
Did you ever wonder where the term originated?
Mineral is know in some circles for an early UFO sighting.
On Tuesday, June 24, 1947, Near Mineral, Washington,
3:00 p.m., 23 miles WSW of Mt. Rainier --The
famous Kenneth Arnold sighting, the first widely reported
UFO sighting in the U.S. press. While flying his private
plane, Arnold said he saw 9 flashing, blindingly bright,
disk- or saucer-like objects flying in a chain formation
at high speed past Mt. Rainier, weaving and maneuvering in
unison. Arnold also said they weren't perfectly
disc-shaped, but were chopped in the back and came to a
point. Arnold further determined the distance of flight
south of Mt. Rainier and timed it, arriving at the then
astonishing speed of at least 1200 mph. Arnold's sighting
resulted in the coining of the popular terms "flying
saucer" and "flying disk."
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Sasquatch Sighting on Mineral Lake ...revisited. On