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1958 Forest Festival draws former first lady's attention

The May 29, 1958, Journal was printed on green paper and featured enthusiastic reports on Forest Festival activities that had taken place the previous weekend. The first story, titled "Forest Festival Draws Huge Crowd from Pacific Northwest," claimed that 25,000 to 40,000 visitors had flocked to Shelton for the festivities. An official traffic count showed more than 55,000 vehicles coming into and leaving Shelton between Friday and Sunday evenings.

The Queen's Coronation and Pageant had been presented at Loop Field on Thursday and Friday nights. Following her official coronation, Queen Janet H...


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