History Tales to feature author Lonnie Archibald

Lonnie Archibald

Lonnie Archibald

PORT ANGELES — Author Lonnie Archibald will talk about his new book, “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers,” at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church.

The free program will be held in the social hall at 110 E. Seventh St. Parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

Archibald published this latest book in 2016. He said he thoroughly enjoyed talking with truckers in Forks, Sequim and Port Angeles, and already has interviewed more truckers.

Archibald said the book has been well-received in Clallam County as well as Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Montesano and Elma.

“It seems truckers are one big family, with drivers from all the mentioned towns knowing each other,” Archibald said.

Archibald was born in Carlsborg in 1942 and moved to Forks in 1957. He and his wife raised their two children on the Sol Duc River.

He spent 30 years with Century Tel. After retirement, he was able to spend more time with his passions for writing and photography. He is a contributor to the Peninsula Daily News and the Forks Forum, as well as other publications.

He is the author of three books: “There was a Day — Stories of the Pioneers,” “Here on the Home Front — WWII in Clallam County” and his latest, “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers.”

He will have his past two books available for sale. Attendees who have already purchased one but would like his signature should bring a copy along.

For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.


Olympic Peninsula News Group is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.

More in Entertainment

Port Angeles Second Weekend offers late hours for exhibits

“Marilyn, Monsters and More” will be featured during the… Continue reading

Plant clinic planned Saturday

A plant clinic conducted by Jefferson County Master Gardeners… Continue reading

Grey Coast Guild presents concert

Grey Coast Guild will present an evening of folk and… Continue reading

Maritime festival, singing, films among events this weekend

A maritime festival, a film festival and a capella singing are among… Continue reading

Terry Robb will perform in Port Townsend and Coyle.
Terry Robb set to perform

Award-winning blues guitarist Terry Robb will perform at 7:30… Continue reading

Janel Bistrika of Port Angeles and her daughter, Amelia Bistrika, 7, look at a wall of photographs of first-grade students, including Amelia, who took part in the garden-themed "Blooming Artists" exhibition during an opening reception on Tuesday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. "Blooming Artists" features the works of about 275 youngsters and will run through June 25.
Blooming Art on display

Janel Bistrika of Port Angeles and her daughter, Amelia Bistrika, 7, look… Continue reading

Teen art studio open Friday

The Bunker, a free art studio for teens, will… Continue reading

Port Angeles Maritime Festival celebrates this weekend

The Port Angeles Maritime Festival returns this weekend with… Continue reading

John Nowak

 The Wild Rose Chorale, an a cappella singing group based in Port Townsend since 1992, performs concerts at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church. Current personnel are (from left) JES Schumacher, Patricia Nerison, Al Thompson, Lynn Nowak, Mark Schecter, Rolf Vegdahl, Doug Rodgers, Chuck Helman, Cherry Chenruk-Geelan, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, and Leslie Lewis.
Wild Rose Chorale is ‘Happy Together’ singing weekend concerts

“Happy Together,” is the theme for two upcoming performances… Continue reading

Most Read