Found Again: A 1200-Pound Admiralty Anchor.

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What is the history of this old-looking Admiralty anchor, and how did it end up at this remote part of Puget Sound? Was it used to anchor anti-submarine nets during World War II? Was it cast off during a shipwreck? Could it date back to the earliest days of Pacific Northwest exporation? Continue reading

Vanishing Avenues.

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“Reedville was due West of Olalla and due South from the apex of Sinclair Inlet. We’re historians who are extremely familiar with that region. Never heard of it before looking at this map.” 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

Rare Photos of Early Colby.

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“We’re always on the prowl for new photos of this fabled area. And they’re out there. We just need to discover that one hidden box or scrapbook in somebody’s attic.” Continue reading

The Colby Bell has returned to Yukon Harbor; Plans for a permanent town monument are in the works.

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The much-traveled iron bell that hung over the Grant & Sons Mercantile in the 1880’s has come home again. A trio of distant cousins — all great-grandchildren of Joseph Squire Grant, Sr, who originally rang it from his store in Colby —  joined … 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