Throughout 2023 we’ll be exploring the origins of area place names. Percival Creek, Street, and Landing are named for the Percival family, early settlers in Olympia. Captain Samuel Wing Percival was an Olympia merchant and lumberman. Pictured here is his wife, Lurana Ware Percival, who met and married Samuel after each had arrived separately in the Pacific Northwest. The Lurana apartment building in the Port area is named for her. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross, Olympia Historical Society.
Joseph Buchtel photo, 1870s, Courtesy State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society