Merle Junk photograph, Susan Parish Collection, Washington State Archives, around 1968

This aerial photograph, taken around 1968, shows the bathing area of Capitol Lake, a popular summertime spot for Olympia’s families. The float in the lake was used for the Christmas Island display in wintertime. Not visible is the dressing area and restroom building, built in the 1960s. Photograph selected and captioned by the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information see olympiahistory.org