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

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Treaty of Point No Point, 1855
Signed at Point No Point, the tribes of the northern Kitsap Peninsula ceded ownership of land in exchange for small reservation and hunting and fishing rights.
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Rain Shadow
As wet air moves in from the Southwest over the Pacific Ocean and up into the Olympic Mountians, moisture is dumped onto the western slopes, leaving less rain to fall on the other side of the mountains forming a rain shadow.
Hansville

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Oldest Eagle's Nest in Washington State
The oldest documented Eagle's nest in Washington State is located near Hansville, high on the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in the Point No Point County Park.
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Indian Peninsula
The Kitsap Peninsula was once called "Indian Peninsula". The Great Peninsula is the correct name of this peninsula. "Kitsap" is the name of the county that covers most of the peninsula, along with portions of Mason County and Pierce County, and therefore the peninsula has become commonly known as the Kitsap Peninsula.
Suquamish

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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.
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Mosquito Fleet
Before the large ferries and bridges, little boats and vessels dotted the waters of Puget Sound and this is where the term "Mosquito Fleet" comes from.


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Wealthiest County in the United States
In the 1860's Kitsap County was the wealthiest county, per capita, in the United States. Five large lumber mills; Port Gamble, Port Madison, Port Blakely, Port Orchard and Seabeck running steady for for 25 years nourished a robust economy.
Hood Canal - South Region

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Hood Canal Bridge
The Hood Canal Bridge is the world’s longest floating bridge over saltwater.
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Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle, a hereditary leader of the Suquamish Tribe. . .
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