Built in 1937, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, La Wis Wis Guard Station is a landmark of Gifford Pinchot National Forest history and is one of only two structures of its design in the Pacific Northwest. Constructed as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work project, the structure embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Northwest Rustic style architecture.
The Passport-in-Time project site will be open to the public Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 11, 10am to 4pm, and Friday, June 12, 8am to noon. The location is in La Wis Wis Campground, seven miles east of Packwood on U.S. Highway 12 (White Pass Highway). Staff and volunteers will be on hand to share information about this historic structure and the history of the area.
“La Wis Wis Guard Station is a rare example of Civilian Conservation Corps architecture, and saving the historical building from previous deterioration is very important for preserving the history of the forest. I appreciate the dedicated volunteers who have worked to put the guard station back into use for future public visitation and enjoyment,” said Cowlitz Valley District Ranger Gar Abbas.
The White Pass Country Museum and Historical Society, local businesses, and the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District are making the rehabilitation possible through volunteering, funding and material donations.
For more information contact Kevin Flores at 360-497-1167.
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