A CHRONOLOGY OF SELECTED EVENTS REGARDING TENINO AND THE SURROUNDING AREA 
 A Project of the south Thurston County Historical Society..

The events in this Chronology were taken from local newspapers, magazines, brochures, books, recollections, and shared memories,. Among those who have contributed to this effort, the following provided information that found it's way directly in this Chronology.
Lorene Adkins
Neil Corcoran
Art Dwelley
Tommy & Neva Dickieser
Ed & Marge Lycan
Dora Major
Norm & Jean Montgomery
Ewart & Esther Peterson
Ronald Schafer
Irene Shultz 
The Tenino Independent




1830's
Fur trappers used the old Indian trail through the area where Tenino is now located as a route to Puget Sound.

1843
The first large group of immigrants came to the Pacific Northwest over the Oregan Trail.

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