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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 3:38 pm 
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Here's one more.

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 4:15 pm 
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Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I'm from out of state.  cool.gif  Where is Union?
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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 4:19 pm 
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Not a stupid question. I doubt if many who grew up here are familiar with Union. Take a look at the bend in Hood Canal. Union is along the south shore.

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 4:27 pm 
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So it is. That's a fantastic view of the Olympics. I don't suppose it still looks like that today.
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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 4:32 pm 
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Union still looks quite a bit like that.  Used to like to stop at the Country Store there but I think it is closed now.

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 5:14 pm 
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Karen, thanks for the second Union photo. Yes, Union certainly hasn't changed much over the years, at least from the view in the postcard. The general store is now open.

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 7:08 pm 
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Have any of you ever heard of or been to Dewatto?? It is on Hood Canal somewhere and apparently was once known as being cursed or being a place of evil spirits. I can't find out much about it. A ghost town? Or just a road going nowhere now?

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 7:23 pm 
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I found this on Google:
Dewatto is a Hood Canal community that bears an adaptation of the Indian place name du-a-to, meaning "home of evil spirits who make men crazy." In Indian legend, spirits emerged from the bowels of the earth in the Dewatto Bay area and attempted to enter the bodies of normal warriors.

Also, they have their own website: dewatto

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 7:33 pm 
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I have been to Dewatto a few times and have a friend that lives near there.  It is south of Holly. There is a good view of Dewatto Bay from the top of Mt. Ellinor.

Here is a picture of Dewatto Bay

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PostThu Jan 02, 2003 7:42 pm 
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I haven't been there. And maybe that's good.

Dewatto (S.28;T.23N;R.3W) - Dewatto is a community on the east shore of Hood Canal and the south side of Dewatto Bay in north central Mason County. The name is from the Indian designation Du-a-ta, meaning place where the evil spirits come out of the earth. These spirits, called Tub-ta-ba, drove people crazy by entering their bodies. In 1847, Captain Kellett placed the name Dudah Point on British admiralty charts. An intermediate name, used locally, was Dewats.
Dewatto Bay is a shallow inlet on the east shore of Hood Canal across from Lilliwaup Bay in north central Mason County.
Tacoma Public Library - Washington Place Names

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I would guess most Native Americans thought the peoples who lived on Hoods Canal's south and east shore were crazy. They would all just laze around on the beach near sunset and stare off to the west. Outsiders, not realizing the awesome view, thought they must all be crazy. So, they came up with this wild evil spirits story. The east shore dwellers didn't mind the bad publicity; It did keep the tourists away.

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PostFri Jan 03, 2003 9:38 am 
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Wooly, Jim K, and Ibex .... thank you for the information about Dewatto. I can't wait to see it. I've sent off an email note to the website you referenced and promised them I wouldn't write up any trails in the area but I'd sure like to go see them -- even if there aren't any trails. Would just like to see the old campground and take some pictures. I absolutely love this!!

My grandmother was an opera singer, an artist, and a poet -- she was Poet Laureatte (can't spell it) of Washington either in the late 30s or early 40s and wrote a travel column in one of the newspapers. My grand father was the Marine Editor of the PI (he wrote a column at times under the name of Barnacle Bill). I've just discovered some of my grandmother's old columns after all this time. But the reason I mention this is that she and my grandfather wrote up many of the legends of the Skokomish tribe and I have those. If anyone would like to read these, let me know and when I have time I can scan one or two in and send them to you (too long to post here).

Thanks for your interest and for your help,

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PostFri Jan 03, 2003 1:34 pm 
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Just wanted to thank you all for your appreciation of the old photographs. There will be more later as well as some that I have taken. However, duty calls and due to an emergency at the pet store where I work part-time I am gonna be too busy to "play" for a while.

Doncha love this old post-card? This is another one of my interests (I have too darn many interests) -- old post-cards. This one is from Germany and I bought it at a flea market (a great place to look for old post cards).

Have fun in the mountains and on the Forum,

Karen

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PostFri Jan 03, 2003 7:41 pm 
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The posts about Dewatto were engaging to read. One wonders what it was about that area which lead the Native Americans to believe that spirits came from the earth there. Recently I read a book entitled, "How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon". It was written in 1895 as a eulogy to the deaths of missionaries Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa. The author relates an episode from early on in the mission along the Walla Walla river where a Nez Perce chief is perplexed by the concept of an afterlife but readily admits to the existence and influence of spirits. It would be interesting to canoe that area to try and sense the natural phenomena which might have spawned the belief in emergence of spirits.
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PostSat Jan 04, 2003 1:51 am 
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I live on Hood Canal further north by Bangor. Dewatto isn't all that far away from here and I drive through there several times a year, at least. It is a beautiful spot and an interesting little community with some occupied and some old decaying buildings clinging to the side of the very steep hill or on pilings over the water. It is a really nice little hidden spot.
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