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Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Chief Chetzemoka

 
 
Chief Chetzemoka Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2021
1. Chief Chetzemoka Marker
Inscription.  

"Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called
the children of God." Matthew 5:9

"If I am seen coming to you I will not be able to help you further. But each morning I will sit on top of the big rock on the east side of Kai Tai Valley. If you are still in danger I will keep my blanket over my head and then you will know that you must have your guns ready and place your women and children where they will be safe, for they are apt to be captured and held as slaves. If the danger passes I will stand up, throw off my blanket and give a great shout. Then you will know that you are safe."


James G. McCurdy
By Juan De Fuca's Strait
Donated by Nancy & Dick Brown
Dick Brown Artist • June 1996
 
Erected 1996 by Nancy and Dick Brown and the City of Port Townsend.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1996.
 
Location. 48° 6.985′ N, 122° 46.503′ W. Marker is
Chief Chetzemoka Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2021
2. Chief Chetzemoka Statue and Marker
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in Port Townsend, Washington, in Jefferson County. Marker and statue on Sentinel Rock are near the Port Townsend Golf Club parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1948 Blaine Street, Port Townsend WA 98368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chetzemoka (here, next to this marker); Sentinel Rock (here, next to this marker); qatáy Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Kah Tai Prairie Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); World War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Fire Bell Tower (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Townsend.
 
Also see . . .  Sentinel Rock. (Submitted on August 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Nov. 28, 2021