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Heritage Corner

Eastside Snowscape – Juanita Beach, January, 1916

Highland School

Today’s Heritage Corner takes us north to Juanita. This section of lakeshore, on or near the property of the Forbes family, would undergo significant changes during the summer of 1916. When the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened, Lake Washington dropped nine feet, exposing a wide, sandy beach. The Forbes family took advantage of the change and opened a resort for swimmers, boaters, and picnickers. None of those activities look particularly appealing in the above photograph, however.


Photo Caption: Photo Courtesy Eastside Heritage Center, L 88.043.014.


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