Lakewood is located in the state of Washington and a city in Pierce County. The city during its early years was called the Prairie from the start, wherein it has an expanded land area that is dotted with lakes and several occasional stands of Oaks and Douglas fig trees. The Steilacoom and Nisqually Native Americans inhabited the area along the Prairie before the first settlers arrived on the site. The British settlers chose the Nisqually part of the Prairie as the site for its fur-trading operations that is within the Hudson Bay Company. The Prairie was then set up for farming, and the hunters started to arrive. The Fort Nisqually was then established in 1849 that will serve as the military post to quell the Indian uprisings.
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