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Port Gamble in Kitsap County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Duplex

1918-1919

 
 
Duplex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2016
1. Duplex Marker
Inscription.  Originally built as a dormitory for girls working at the Puget Hotel; it later housed Chinese workers who worked at the Puget Hotel from 1925 until 1936, when they left Port Gamble.

Earliest record of Chinese in Port Gamble was 1870, with 12 men & 1 woman, by 1880; their numbers were up to 50. The Chinese worked as cooks, household help, and mill workers, ran laundries, & grew produce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 47° 51.342′ N, 122° 35.122′ W. Marker is in Port Gamble, Washington, in Kitsap County. Marker is on Walker Street east of Puget Way, on the right when traveling east. This is a painted, wooden "billboard-style" marker, mounted at waist-level directly on the white picket fence near the entrance to the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4749 Walker Street, Port Gamble WA 98364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camperdown Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Gamble Centennial (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Community Hall / Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Lodge No. 5 (about 300 feet away); New York House (about 300 feet away); Port Gamble General Store & Office (about 400 feet away); Clarence R. & Lulu (Hovey) Cranmer House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gamble.
 
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1. Port Gamble History. Unmarried men lived in bunkhouses and cabins. Hotels accommodated loggers, longshoremen, and sailors who often constituted a third of the population. Chinese employees always lived in separate quarters. Residents enjoyed modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing and clean water. (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Port Gamble Tour. The Kitsap Peninsula village of Port Gamble, located on a bay of the same name on Hood Canal, is one of the only surviving examples of a nineteenth century company town. It traces its roots back to the arrival of San Francisco timber
Duplex Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2016
2. Duplex Marker (wide view)
entrepreneurs Josiah Keller, William Talbot, Andrew Pope, and Charles Foster in 1853, just months after Washington gained territorial status. The owners of the Puget Mill Co. believed that if they provided good homes and a stable community for their workers, they would profit from higher productivity. (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
1918-1919 Duplex image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2016
3. 1918-1919 Duplex
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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