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

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

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

Original School Bell is Displayed at South Colby Elementary.

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“It was a miracle that we located one of the historical signal bells from the original town of Colby. Now — unbelieveably — we have TWO!” 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