• A History of Wooden Money by Don Major

    By Don Major, from The Thurston County Independent, Feb. 19, 1965 The Nation, and Tenino, was gripped by the Great Depression in 1931, and money was scarce. The Independent in November of that year advocated editorially that scrip be used to meet the currency shortage. Then on December 5th, 1931, the matter of emergency struck…

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  • Summer Events

    Oregon Trail Days July 21-23rd Oregon Trail Days is an annual event that has been a mainstay in Tenino since 1968. Hosted by the Tenino Chamber of Commerce. The Tenino Depot Museum showcases the Pioneer Village with hands-on activities all weekend long. Tenino Railroad Day September 16th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tenino Railroad day…

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  • A Brief History of Tenino by Art Dwelley

    The first settler on the site of Tenino was Stephen Hodgdon, A native of Maine who had come west in 1849 with the California gold rush. Failing to strike it rich, he came north in 1851 and took up a donation land claim on the banks of Scatter Creek. His land was located directly on…

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Tenino 150 Years

Tenino is celebrating its Sesquicentennial and to honor the day Tenino 150 Years will be released. A limited number of copies are being printed. You can lock in your order now. All proceed go to the Tenino Depot Museum.