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Campers pack seats in Lewiston’s Kiwanis Park along Snake River Avenue in this photograph published in the Lewiston Tribune on September 15, 1967. The caption notes that, as shown on Sept. 14, the park has become a popular late summer spot for tourists visiting Lewiston, and notes that the park has all of the facilities that the Lewiston-Clarkston Kiwanis Club for Caravans are needed, including outdoor tables. A story published on July 20, 1967, Tribune detailed plans to expand the park’s camping area to 30 RVs or caravans. Other work to improve the park for campers included removing weeds and installing taps and utility poles to run power lines to the campers. Steven W. Bly, Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director, told the Tribune for the story on July 20, “Families camping at Kiwanis Park in Lewiston have expressed their appreciation for the fact that the campsite is free of charge.” Readers who want to share their historical photos (20 years old or older) from across the region can do so by emailing them to [email protected] or to: Blast from the Past, PO Box 957, Lewiston , Send ID 83501. Ask? Call Jeanne M. DePaul at (208) 848-2221.