West Coast Gazetteer & Directory ~ La Conner ~ New Dungeness, Washington Territory

La Conner P O
Whatcom County is a thriving little town, about 70 miles north of Seattle, situated on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, on a large slough separating Fidalgo Island from the mainland. The La Conner Flats, on the edge of which the town is located, is a large tract of reclaimed tide land, which is exceedingly fertile and extensively cultivated. Oats and barley, the principal productions, are shipped in large quantities to San Francisco.

A newspaper, called the Puget Sound Mail, is published weekly. Communication is maintained twice a week by steamer with Seattle and other points.

Andrews L L, general merchandise
Calhoun G V, physician
Church J S, carpenter
Cook M B, hotel
Davis John E, blacksmith
Dwelly J F, furniture manufacture
Caches J & G, general merchandise
Gillan J A, register U S Land Office, notary public, collector, and agent Western Union Telegraph Co
Jorgensen S, postmaster
Kellogg & Anderson, drugs, books, stationery, etc
Martin B L, general merchandise
McGlynn John, hotel
Morrison & Carlson, liquor saloon
Power James, publisher Puget Sound Mail
Tinkham W W, attorney at law
Valentine S T, stoves and tinware
Western Union Telegraph Co, J A Gillan agent

Lopez Island P O
San Juan County situated about 30 miles north of Port Townsend, with which it is connected by steamer.

Weeks A Miss, general merchandise and postmistress

Lowell P O
Snohomish County is located on the Snohomish River, about 15 miles from its mouth.

Smith E, postmaster, general merchandise, and hotel.

Lummi P O
Whatcom County near the mouth of the Nooksack River, about 6 miles north-west of Whatcom.

McDonough B, postmaster and general merchandise

Lynden P O
Whatcom County on the Nooksack River, 15 miles from its mouth.

Hawley M C, general merchandise
Judson J, postmaster

Marysville P O
Snohomish County

Comfort J P, postmaster and general merchandise
Preston N E, general merchandise

Mount Vernon P O
Whatcom County is located on the Skagit River, about 16 miles from its mouth.

Beeber John, liquor saloon
Clothier & English, general merchandise
Deere W Y, physician and druggist
Hartson A, blacksmith
LaBallister C, hotel
McNamara _____, hotel

Mukilteo,
Snohomish County is situated on the east side of Puget Sound, about 22 miles north of Seattle.

Snyder F V & Co, brewery
Sorenson A, hotel

Neah Bay P O
Clallam County is situated on the bay of the same name, 100 miles west of Port Townsend. It has a good harbor, with sufficient depth of water for the largest vessels. The Ma-kah Indian Reservation is located here. It is a station of the U. S. Life Saving Service, and the fitting-out point for a number of small vessels engaged in fur-seal fishing. Communication is maintained with Port Townsend weekly by steamer.

Gallick E., postmaster
Gallick William, general merchandise and fur-seal fishing
Willoughby Charles, keeper U.S. Life Saving Station
Wood Oliver, Indian agent

Newcastle P O
King County 20 miles east of is the terminus of the Columbia and Puget Sound R. R. At this place are the coal fields of the Seattle Coal and Transportation Co., which are about three miles in length by one mile in width. There are three veins, four, ten, and eleven feet in thickness, which yield from 700 to 1000 tons per day.

Collins & Duffy, liquor saloon
Flynn P, liquor saloon
Seattle Coal and Transportation Co, J N E Atkinson agent

New Dungeness P O
Clallam County the county seat, is located 22 miles west of Port Townsend, in a good farming and grazing section.

Clapp C F, general merchandise and hotel
Cline E, general merchandise
Foreman Joseph, liquor saloon
King William, blacksmith
Morris John, postmaster, notary public, and real estate agent

West Coast Gazetteer

Source: Disturnell's Business Directory and Gazetteer, of the West Coast of North America, W. C. Disturnell, Publisher, San Francisco, California, 1882

 

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