“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Clallam County, Washington

Clickable Map of Clallam County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Clallam County, WA (11) Jefferson County, WA (77) San Juan County, WA (0)  ClallamCounty(11) Clallam County (11)  JeffersonCounty(77) Jefferson County (77)  SanJuanCounty(0) San Juan County (0)
Port Angeles is the county seat for Clallam County
Adjacent to Clallam County, Washington
      Jefferson County (77)  
      San Juan County (0)  
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1 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — Fort Ross, California - Sitka Castle, Alaska - Fort Elisabeth, Kaua’i, Hawai’i
In the early 19th century what is today the northwest coast of Washington State might have become a Russian colony, an extension of Alaska, if the Sv. Nikolai voyage had been successful. This could have led to this section of New Albion, the . . . Map (db m129579) HM
2 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — Makah Indian Tribe
Bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean, pre-contact Makah held a vast area of inland and coastal territory. These richly forested lands and the seas which teemed with life offered early Makah a wealth of natural resources. The . . . Map (db m129586) HM
3 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — The Shay Locomotive
The Shay locomotive is named for inventor Ephraim Shay of Cadillac, Michigan. The vertical cylinder conveyed power to all the wheels by universal joints and expansion couplings forming a flexible shaft which was rigid in revolution but flexible in . . . Map (db m129548) HM
4 Washington, Clallam County, Forks — Timber TransportationFrom Oxen to Locomotives
In the last 150 years, the West Olympic Peninsula has seen many changes in timber transport. photo 1: This picture shows a team of oxen hauling logs off a hillside in the 1890s. In the early days of logging on the Peninsula, oxen were . . . Map (db m129493) HM
5 Washington, Clallam County, Neah Bay — 9 — Snow Creek — Welcome to the Whale Trail —
Sail and Seal Rocks rise from the seascape in front of you, where Snow Creek enters the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This rich and productive marine habitat attracts fishermen, divers, kayakers—and whales! Snow Creek overlook is one of the . . . Map (db m83679) HM
6 Washington, Clallam County, Olympic National Forest — Rain Forest Monarch
The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce. Except where it penetrates valley such as the Hoh, the Sitka spruce grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska. High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated . . . Map (db m83654) HM
7 Washington, Clallam County, Port Angeles — Juan de Fuca
According to a seventeenth century account, Apostolos Valerianos discovered a waterway through the northwest corner of North America in 1592 — a Northwest Passage. He reputedly sailed for the Spanish under the name “Juan de Fuca.” For a . . . Map (db m177413) HM
8 Washington, Clallam County, Port Angeles — 43 — Spanish Explorers — The Evergreen State —
The Spanish Captain Juan Perez sailed north from San Blas in 1774 with orders from Spain to claim the Coast against the Russians. Perez discovered Nootka Sound on the West shore of Vancouver Island and traded with the natives of the Queen . . . Map (db m83652) HM
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9 Washington, Clallam County, Sekiu — 10 — Shipwreck Point
The landscape of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was carved out by ice-age glaciers 13,000 years ago. The retreat of the glaciers created deep fjords which provide abundant food and habitat for many species of marine mammals. By the mid-1900’s, . . . Map (db m83693) HM
10 Washington, Clallam County, Sequim — How Did the Station Get Supplies?
Lighthouse tender boats supplied the Station by traversing Dungeness Bay from the mainland. At least four docks were built over the years. They were often destroyed by storms. The original dock was constructed circa 1857. It is unknown if it . . . Map (db m129695) HM
11 Washington, Clallam County, Sequim — New Dungeness Light Station History
Approximately 10,000 years ago Dungeness Spit began to form. The Spit is formed from sand and gravel from the Olympic Mountains carried by the Dungeness River into Dungeness Bay. Debris is also sloughed off the bluffs to the . . . Map (db m129716) HM
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Oct. 3, 2023