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Suquamish

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Land In The Sky Story Pole
Near Agate Passage, not far from Old man House at Suquamish, Washington, close to the resting place of Chief Seattle, stood the imposing Land in the Sky Totem. This is the story pole that was to have been erected on the Seattle World’s Fair Grounds. Carved by Joseph Hillaire, A Lummi, on a Hoh River log, this cedar tale was accepted for Century 21 as being symbolic of the future even though it told of events in the far Indian past. Click the link to view a video about the "Land in the Sky" legend.


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Hood Canal
Hood Canal is a natural, glacier-carved fiord more than 60 miles long, with 242 miles of shoreline and first explored and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1972.


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Weather
Weather on and around the Kitsap Peninsula varies greatly due to the mountains, water and other influences.
All Kitsap Peninsula

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Kitsap, Chief Kitsap
Kitsap or Ktsap was a war chief of the Suquamish Tribe. One source says that he was the most powerful chief on Puget Sound from 1790 to 1845. Kitsap County, Washington and the Kitsap Peninsula are named for him.
Silverdale

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Napoleon's Poplar Trees
In 1908 C.E. Greaves planted the original Lombardy Poplar tree that is the forerunner of the majestic stand of poplars that now towers over Silverdale. The trees are the actual cuttings of the trees whose origin were the trees that Napoleon had planted on the Isle of St. Helena when he was banished from France.
Bremerton

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MV Carlisle II
Built in 1917, the MV Carlisle II is the oldest continuously operating ferry in Puget Sound and the longest continuously licensed vessel in the U.S. This foot ferry was totally overhauled in 2004 and currently operates between Bremerton and Port Orchard.
Olalla

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Starvation Heights
Was Dr. Hazzard a healer or a serial killer? People paid for her treatment but some died.
Port Gamble

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First U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific
Haida raiders kill Gustave Englebrecht, first U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific, at Port Gamble on November 21, 1856.


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Straights of Juan de Fuca
An inlet of the Pacific Ocean, named for a sailor, Juan de Fuca, who reputedly had explored it for Spain in 1592.


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Northernmost point on Kitsap Peninsula
Foulweather Bluff is the northernmost point on the Kitsap Peninsula and despite its name, enjoys the effects of the rain shadow and receives less rain than the rest of the peninsula.
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