Scenic USA - Washington
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
sampling of America's parklands. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided, but in no means should they be considered an endorsement.
|Photo by Jim Stiles
Jim Stiles Photography
Billed as the city of dreams, Port Townsend was first established on the Olympic Peninsula in 1851. Surrounded by water and the Olympic Mountains and centered on a natural safe harbor, speculators were confident their town would flourish and filled the city with ornate Victorian homes and Richardsonian Romanesque style buildings. Although Port Townsend became a very active port, its lack of a direct link to the Northern Pacific Railroad never allowed the city to achieve the greatness as was first envisioned.
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