"On the Ropes - Wrestling in King County" is the topic Saturday, April 21, for a relatively unique program offered by the Woodinville Heritage Society.
The 10 a.m. event at Brightwater Education Center features Dale Pierce, speaker and author of books on a variety of topics including wrestling, Northwestern rails, Wild West characters and vanished railroads of Washington. Pierce's interest in these diverse subjects leads him to research, which then become topics for his presentations.
In this case, Pierce has dug into how wrestling as a sport evolved in the Northwest, specifically in King County. There will also be a question and answer period for an exchange of information between the speaker and listeners.
Pierce is actually an Ohio native, but has spent various intervals in Washington over the decades. He and his wife returned to Olympia in 2015, where they now make their home, explained program chair Deanna Arnold-Frady.
Frady noted that one more program after Pierce, that of Kevin Stadler on the subject of the illustrious Stimson family of Hollywood Farm, occurs Saturday, May 19. Stadler's presentation concludes the 2017-18 series of monthly Community Programs by the Woodinville Heritage Society. A new 2018-19 series begins in September.