Town of Vashon 1890 – 1960


History of the Town of Vashon


Vashon-Maury is unique among Puget Sound islands, and islands in general, in that most islands have a seaside town or port as their commercial center, while Vashon has a landlocked main town. Why did the island’s business center develop in a central inland location? The book covers the forces that created the town, along with the buildings, people and businesses in it.

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Blogging about Vashon Island past and present. I'm a 4th generation Vashon Islander, artist, dad and grandfather