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Chief Sealth's Grave
7076 NE South ST
Behind St. Peters Mission
Suquamish, WA 98392
Seattle was named for Suquamish Chief Sealth, who came to be known as Chief Seattle. The grave site is located in the town of Suquamish, and overlooks Puget Sound. This memorial was renovated and rededicated on Veterans Day, 2010.
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.
Gig Harbor Temp 1

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Galloping Gerty
On November 7, 1940 the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapsed just four months and seven days after it opened . . .
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.


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What's in a name - The history of local names
Did you know that Kitsap County residents live in what was once known as Slaughter County, or that Liberty Bay was once called Dog Fish Bay? Linked is the history behind the names of many local communities and landmarks.


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Puget Sound
Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean, bordering Kitsap Peninsula on the east, named for Peter Puget, who explored it.
Port Orchard

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Cedar Cove is Port Orchard is Cedar Cove
Cedar Cove, a community featured in a series of books by best selling author, Debbie Macomber is based on the town of Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula.


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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.
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.


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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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