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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Hood Canal - South Region

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Hood Canal Bridge
The Hood Canal Bridge is the world’s longest floating bridge over saltwater.
Olalla

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

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Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle, a hereditary leader of the Suquamish Tribe. . .


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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.
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