By Senators Gaspard and von Reichbauer


     WHEREAS, The citizens of the City of Sumner are celebrating the centennial of their community, the site of one of the oldest settlements in Washington; and


     WHEREAS, Sumner, formerly known as Stuck Junction, was, in the 1850's, one of the first American settlements north of the Columbia River; and


     WHEREAS, The courage and spirit of individualism, which led the Kincaid family, the Wollery family, the Van Ogles, the Ryans, and the Lane family westward across the Cascades to the then-wild and untamed Puyallup Valley, lives today in the citizens of Sumner; and


     WHEREAS, The sense of community and family that bound together those first families during their dangerous journey is the same binding force that makes Sumner today not just a place to live or work, but a home in the truest sense of the word; and


     WHEREAS, The people of Sumner will, in the next one hundred years, treasure and build upon the abundance with which they have been blessed, and will instill in their children and grandchildren the timeless values and ideals they share with their forefathers;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the President and members of the Washington State Senate do hereby recognize the achievements of the people of the City of Sumner on this, the centennial of their community, and extend, on behalf of all the citizens of the State of Washington, heartfelt congratulations and appreciation for their many contributions to our great state; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the City of Sumner, the Sumner Historical Society, and the Sumner Centennial Committee.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8646,

adopted by the Senate April 3, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate