Woodland Park might have killed a President.
Warren G. Harding spoke to a group of Boy Scouts in Woodland Park on July 27, 1923 (back when Republicans visited Washington State). He was nearing the end of a 40-day tour of the Western United States, and onlookers noted that he seemed ill and exhausted. This speech was his second-to-last public speech ever – he died of a heart attack six days later.
Woodland Park is also the home to the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Club, which erected a clubhouse in 1955. That seems quite old, but is it old in relation to other lawn bowling clubs? I’ll be honest, I don’t have the energy to research that, and even if I did, it probably can’t beat presidential assassination in terms of historical interest. So I will leave it to our imaginations.
EPACC will meet on Friday, February 1st at 8:00 AM in Woodland Park, at Picnic Sheter #6. Here’s a map.