Port Gamble in Kitsap County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
James & Sarah Thompson House
Location. 47° 51.092′ N, 122° 35.048′ W. Marker is in Port Gamble, Washington, in Kitsap County. Marker is on Northeast State Highway 104, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Gamble WA 98364, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David & Joyce Olson House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene & Ann DeFord House (about 400 feet away); Leo & Goldie Hammersmith House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel B. Jackson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Port Gamble Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); M.S. Drew House (approx. ¼ mile away); Morrill S. Pope House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gamble.
Regarding James & Sarah Thompson House.
James Thompson, a native of Rhode Island and Maine, reportedly worked for the Pope family in East Machias before sailing to Port Gamble in 1859. Family history relates that Thompson sharpened and cared for the saws in Port Gamble almost until the day of his death in 1911. A source states, "In his work at East Machias, James A. had learned to file but he had not learned to give saws the proper tension. This was tremendously important in sawing the big timber that came
James and his wife Sarah raised their family of five in the house at Port Gamble. Their son Will and grandson Robert followed James as saw filers at Puget Mill, each taught by his father.
Also see . . . Port Gamble online tour. (Submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.