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

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

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 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