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In 1853, the same year Washington Territory was created, a group of Maine lumbermen established a sawmill in Port Gamble. The company town that grew up around the mill featured the architectural style typical of the New England they left behind. One of the longest continuously operating mills in North America, the Pope and Talbot mill on the town waterfront closed in 1995.
Port Gamble is a historic district characterized by Victorian frame houses behind picket fences, street corners lit by gas lamps, and expanses of common lawns that recall the village greens of New England settlements. Many of the ornamental trees are varieties native to the Northeast that have been replanted.
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