Memorial Saturday for Tornow victims


Saturday at 1 p.m. members of a local group called the Tornow Memorial Committee will dedicate a monument to those killed at Tornow Lake 100 years ago. The site is located at mile marker 27 on the Wynooche Valley Road near Montesano. The public is invited and organizers say attendees should meet at 12:30 at Montesano High School to caravan to the site. There is no parking at the site or on the road.

Drivers will drop passengers at the site, go 1.1 miles north to a gravel parking area and return via minibus to the site. It’s about a 100-yard walk over a cleared trail to the shootout site. It is not wheelchair-accessible. Organizers say the program will last about an hour. Those who need to sit during the ceremonies should bring their own camp chair.