Key Peninsula, Washington (Images of America Series)
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Key Peninsula, Washington (Images of America Series)

by Colleen A. Slater
     
 

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The Key Peninsula is a scenic finger of land that stretches south between Case and Carr Inlets in Washington State. Few people lived there before 1850, although Native Americans fished and hunted from temporary villages. Several communities, each with a unique history, took root near the various bays and inlets of the peninsula, and by the 1890s, many areas

Overview


The Key Peninsula is a scenic finger of land that stretches south between Case and Carr Inlets in Washington State. Few people lived there before 1850, although Native Americans fished and hunted from temporary villages. Several communities, each with a unique history, took root near the various bays and inlets of the peninsula, and by the 1890s, many areas bustled with schools, post offices, mills, churches, and stores. Logging, orchards, and chicken farms supported these early pioneers. Cut off from the mainland, the waters of Puget Sound provided transportation. The famous Mosquito Fleet carried products such as fruit, seafood, chickens, eggs, and butter to Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle until the advent of the ferries and, later, the bridges. Many of today's "oldtimers" are just two or three generations distant from the original hardy settlers, but the area's residents are proud of the heritage of this unique place they call home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738548937
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/13/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


Author Colleen A. Slater is a local writer and historian who grew up in Vaughn. In this volume, she has gathered photographs and stories from the Key Peninsula Historical Society museum and from private collections to illustrate the history of the individual communities as well as that of the larger Key Peninsula community.

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