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“South Colby was never a town, per se, but only a subdivision of the original settlement of Colby. As it turns out, Colby is gone and South Colby remains.”
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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.
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Tagged Champion Trees of America, Champion Trees of Washington State, Colby, Colby Black Oak, Colby Oak, Cole Loop, Grant & Sons Store, Jim Trainer, Largest Black Oak in Washington State, Most Beautiful Tree in America, Russell Neyman |
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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.”
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Tagged Blake Island., Brooklyn WA, Colby WA, Colchester, Colchester WA, Early Washington Taverns, Early Washington Vacation Sites, Kitsap County, Kitsap County History, Manchester, Manchester WA, Mosquito Fleet, Puget Sound Fuel Depot, Russell Neyman, Samuel Denniston, Yukon Harbor |
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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.”
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Tagged Banner Road, Benjamin Keith, Bridge Construction, Bridges of the New Deal, Colby, Curley Creek, Curley Creek Bridge, Earl Whitner., Harmon's Landing, Harper, Jay Blackburn, Jo, JoAnn Lorden, Joseph Squire Grant Sr., Kitsap Bridges, Kitsap County 1890, Kitsap County Road Dept, Long Lake, Manchester, Old Wooden Bridges, Russell Neyman, Sedgewick Junior High School, South Colby, South Colby School, Southworth, Yukon Harbor, Yukon Harbor Historical Society |
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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.”
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Tagged 1929, 60-Year-Old Mystery, Accidental Fire, Blake Island., Cassandra Trimble, Cassie Trimble, Don Winslow, Elliott Bay Car Accident, Elliott Bay Tragedy, Keith Williams, Manchester, Manchester Inn, Puget Sound, Russell Neyman, Trimble Fire, Trimble Island, Trimble Mansion, Trimble Mansion Fire, William Pitt Trimble, William Trimble, Yukon Harbor |
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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 …