Take a walk through the Dahlia Garden

Three years ago, the Kitsap County Dahlia Society started a project when the Dahlia Society received a request from the former town manager Shana Smith to plant dahlias by the Post Office. The dahlias have become a big draw for visitors to Port Gamble, and they work hard to make sure that good varieties are planted there. The Dahlia Society also has a garden located behind the Post Office. The main purpose of that garden is to grow tubers for their popular annual tuber sale in April located in Silverdale. “A visitor favorite is the ‘‘Harvey Koop’’ which is a dinner plate multi-colored flower” Port Gamble’s own Master Gardener Mark Smith said. His favorite is the “Ruthie G” which is pink with

A Family Reunion that's one for the history books

On Monday August 3rd, 2015, the descendants of the Cooper, Hawkins and Hudson families attended a family reunion hosted by local historian and author Dick Osburn. The members of the families had not gathered for over 125 years. Olympic Property Group LLC President Jon Rose attended this historic reunion and was the keynote speaker for the event. !n 1848, John Cooper, Horace Hawkins and William Hudson arrived on Hood Canal on a sailing ship, and jumped ship near what was to become Port Ludlow. Cooper and Hawkins settled near Port Ludlow in Jefferson County, and Hudson settled near Port Gamble. The men married Tsimshian Indian brides, raised families and are buried within a few miles of where

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