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Originally published in The Seattle Times, June 19, 1927

Delightful spot, only 28 miles distant, is called a bit of Switzerland at door of Seattle

By Ellis Coe

1—Stretch of pavement through Maple Valley—the Reo Wolverine with Fred Lamping at the wheel. The tall maples towering overhead offer shade and hazards as well for the new Maple Valley Golf and Country Club seen in the background. 2—Rustic wood bridge dividing Lake Lucerne from the upper lake, formerly Pipe Lake. Both lakes are generally known now as Lake Lucerne. The clearing in the foreground is to be landscaped and on it will be built a summer home for W.T. Burwell. 3—Placid Lake Lucerne from the north shore looking toward the picnic groves with the hostess house and the canoe house in view. Fred Lamping and Miss Times Representative are seen contentedly paddling about in the canoe. 4—Entrance to Lucerne fashioned from the giant firs. The pillars present an imposing appearance that impresses one with the rustic beauty that awaits as one continues on through the gateway.

1—Stretch of pavement through Maple Valley—the Reo Wolverine with Fred Lamping at the wheel. The tall maples towering overhead offer shade and hazards as well for the new Maple Valley Golf and Country Club seen in the background. 2—Rustic wood bridge dividing Lake Lucerne from the upper lake, formerly Pipe Lake. Both lakes are generally known now as Lake Lucerne. The clearing in the foreground is to be landscaped and on it will be built a summer home for W.T. Burwell. 3—Placid Lake Lucerne from the north shore looking toward the picnic groves with the hostess house and the canoe house in view. Fred Lamping and Miss Times Representative are seen contentedly paddling about in the canoe. 4—Entrance to Lucerne fashioned from the giant firs. The pillars present an imposing appearance that impresses one with the rustic beauty that awaits as one continues on through the gateway.

Beautiful Lake Lucerne—and after one visits it the adjective seems to become a passion. The more often it is repeated the more beautiful it seems. It is often said of Lucerne that it is a bit of Switzerland almost at the side door of Seattle.

Thousands of motorists of the Northwest clamber for a bit of nature’s rare beauty. They drive miles upon miles to seek it. By following the map on this page, within less than an hour of easy driving, as one goes through the rustic way to Lucerne there will be unfolded one of the real gems of scenic grandeur in the Northwest. (more…)

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