Eastcreek Campground is a private campground on 20 pristine wooded acres near Elbe, Washington. Reservations are suggested.
The campground has spots with water and power that will accommodate RVs up to 45 feet, and tent spots.
They have modern restroom facilities. Showers and a dump station are also available for guests only.
Eastcreek has large campsites with fire pits, private tent areas, and a dump station on site. Firewood, propane, and ice are available for purchase on site. Pets are welcome, but they have to follow rules.
Mineral Lake’s 1947 UFO Sighting–REAL flying saucers!
At 3:00 pm, on Tuesday, June 24, 1947, near Mineral, a man named Kenneth Arnold claimed the first widely reported UFO sighting in the U.S. press. Go figure!
While flying his private plane, Arnold said he saw nine flashing, blindingly bright, disc-like or saucer-like objects flying in a chain formation at high speed past Mt. Rainier, weaving and maneuvering in unison.
Arnold also said they weren’t perfectly disc-shaped, but were chopped in the back and came to a point.
Arnold further estimated the distance of flight south of Mt. Rainier and timed it. He arrived at the then astonishing speed of at least 1200 mph.
Arnold’s sighting resulted in the coining of the popular terms “flying saucer” and “flying disk.”
Madeleing LeBeau died in May. At ninety-two, she was the last surviving member of the cast of the 1942 film Casablanca.
LeBeau played Rick’s spurned girlfriend, Yvonne. She was just nineteen years old at the time.
LeBeau will always be remembered for Yvonne’s stirring response to the French national anthem, and her cry of “Vive la France” at the end of the song. For the time being, Rick had been pushed out of her mind.
What isn’t widely known is that Madeleine LeBeau’s tears in that scene were real.
LeBeau had just lived through a real life escape from the Nazis. She and her husband, actor Marcel Dalio, had fled Paris just hours before the invasion. They were both Jews.
Dalio’s face had been used in Nazi posters to identify Jewish-looking features.
Dalio was also in the cast of Casablanca. He played Emil the croupier in Rick’s illegal casino. (Colorized version) –
French Jews are frightened again, seventy-five years later. As are Bulgarians, and much of Europe.
At times like these, we need to reflect on the character Yvonne’s passionate singing of her national anthem.
We need to remember why Madeleine’s tears were real.