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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Walk in the Park: Centralia’s Fort Borst popular for picnics and play

Centralia’s Fort Borst Park, just off Interstate 5, includes this old blockhouse in tall trees next to a picnic area. The blockhouse, dating to a period of skirmishes with local tribes in 1856, was used more for storing grain than for defense of pioneers.