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Explore Old Town Silverdale

posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: February 27, 2014 7:55:51 AM
While Silverdale is known for its beautiful beaches, serene forests and outdoor recreation, it also has a rich history that is still celebrated today. Old Town Silverdale, the historic center of the Silverdale community, features a number of historic sites and now serves as a cultural hotspot of art galleries, cafes and boutiques. Be sure to check this spot out while you’re here for a visit!

 Photo courtesy Old Town Silverdale Historical District

Silverdale’s first settlers arrived over 150 years ago. These first settlers were loggers who were looking to expand their operations up the peninsula.  By the 1880s, many Scandinavian immigrants arrived to find work in the burgeoning timber industry or to farm the fertile land. By the late 1880s, a thriving Farmer’s Cooperative had formed and farmers shipped their goods from Farmer’s Cooperative Wharf to places as far away as San Francisco. During the height of the Cooperative, as many as 50,000 cases of eggs and 60,000 chickens were shipped annually!

At the turn of the century, high-capacity steamships began making regular trips to Silverdale. As a result, Silverdale became a hub of commercial trade and entertainment. Today, Old Town Silverdale celebrates its past as a lively cultural district. Want to check out some historical sites? Take a look at this interactive Points of Interest map. To keep up-to-date with the latest events taking place in Old Town Silverdale, check out their Facebook page.

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