The Harmons, Harper’s Founding Family.

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By Russell Neyman. In her lengthy accounts of pioneer life in the Harper region, Miriam Grant went into detail how, exactly, the town got its name. The events that led up to that decision reveal how life was in the … Continue reading

At 135, She’s the Oldest Living Resident of Colby Village!

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This time of year, we always see and admire that old tree, so it’s proper and fitting that we move this article to the top of our web page. Continue reading

The Suquamish Village at Curley Creek.

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‘While it was commonly known as a winter camp. the Suquamish probably had a year-round presence at the Curley Creek village. There presence here may have been more widespread than originally believed.’ Continue reading

Manchester: The Tenacious Village with a Historical Past.

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“It has been a bumpy road for the sleepy town of Brooklyn — er, Manchester — but after 120 years all of the other early settlements along the Yukon Harbor shoreline have withered away and are nearly forgotten. This one is a survivor.” Continue reading

The Seventh Span: Bridging Curley Creek.

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“There have been at least seven efforts to build a means to cross Curley Creek. It started with nothing more than a raft and a rope.” Continue reading

Blake Island: Solving the Trimble Mansion Fire 60 Years Later!

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“There were all sorts of theories on why and who torched William Pitt Trimble’s famed house. It turned out it was just an accident by some careless teenagers.” Continue reading

The Harper Brick Factory and Bridge.

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  The Harper Brick and Tile Factory pictured above was a huge boon to industry in the local area. Below, is a tired but historical building once used as a “hotel and boarding house” for local workers, mostly those who … Continue reading

The Mosquito Fleet Steamers that Brought Life to Yukon Harbor.

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The term “Mosquito Fleet” is often misunderstood, people thinking that it was an official organization or designation that served all of Puget Sound and Seattle. The truth is that there were so many steamers of varying types and sizes that … Continue reading

Go figure: A woman from Chicago didn’t like the weather on Puget Sound and headed home.

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A house once stood on the scenic property adjacent to the Colby Cemetery, near the intersection of Mile Hill and Alaska Drives, and its story speaks volumes about the hardships of turn-of-the-century living here and the practical aspects of social … Continue reading