Springs celebrates its long history as both a unique recreational
spot and a commercial crossroads. The residential neighborhood wedged
between the busy corridors of Interstate 5 and Aurora Avenue takes
its name from Liq'tid or Licton, the Salish word for the reddish mud
of the springs - one of the few Puget Sound Salish words still used
as a place name.
Riley at Licton Springs, 1913