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Port Angeles

 

Address:

2210 S Peabody St
Port Angeles
Washington 98632

 

Description:

History

A development project worth 275 million dollars was started in Pennsylvania in Aug. 2003 to construct pontoons to help in the restoration of the neighboring Hood Canal Bridge. The site of the construction ultimately unearth around 785 human bone pieces and 300 graves, as well as ceremonial and ritual Indian relics of the past Tse-whit-zen community. A number of the uncovered remnants can be traced back between 1,700 and 2,700 years old.

A lot the graves unearthed contained entire families that appeared to have passed away unexpectedly. Archeologists predicted that this was probably the result of an epidemic of smallpox and other white man-related illnesses that resulted to vast extinctions in 1780 and 1835. Contacts with European fur traders allegedly annihilated approximately 90% of the Indians dwelling in the Northwest.

Area and Climate

Port Angeles is the county seat and a town in Clallam County, Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 19,038. It reached a population of 19,100 after an estimate was conducted in 2012 by the Office of Financial Management.

Peninsula College is located in Port Angeles, and the town is the hometown of John Elway, football hall of famer. William R. Fairchild International Airport serves Port Angeles, and ferry service, aboard the Victoria Express or M/V Coho, is offered across the Juan de Fuca Strait to Victoria, B.C.

The town experiences a coastal weather, and is temperate all year round. In winter, the temperature generally ranges in 30 F, while the temperature is around 70 F in the summer months. The average yearly rainfall in Port Angeles is 25 inches.

Port Angeles’ weather is influenced by 2 main natural elements: mountains and water. The water, which practically borders the region, keeps the temperature incredibly moderate all throughout the year. It rarely gets very cold, and nearly all days during the summer season are regarded sweater days.

In addition, the Olympic Mountains play a huge part in affecting the climate. Since the mountains tower more than 7,000 ft. and are west and south of Port Angeles, they produce a rain shadow effect on the region of Port Angeles and Sequim.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Costs of housing are substantially lower than neighboring Puget Sound, and a lot of houses feature a water or mountain view. That view usually consists of Victoria, B.C.’s lights, openly noticeable across the strait.

In Port Angeles, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 87.3, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The shopping district downtown is alive with welcoming stores, outdoor art and flowers. Towering high above the town is the most well-known attraction of Olympic National Park, the snow-covered Hurricane Ridge. The geography of Port Angeles makes it perfectly suitable to outdoor enthusiasts. From gardening to golfing, weather rarely gets in the way. The area provides unmatched opportunities for year-round recreational activities.

Nearby are Sol Duc Hot Springs, Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent, the Dungeness National Wildlife Preserve, and many parks, rivers and beaches. One of the nation’s longest trail systems, the Olympic Discovery Trail is great for bicyclists, equestrians and hikers.

The town pride itself in its hilltop Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, a famous contemporary art museum and the award-winning Port Angeles Symphony. There are opportunities to enjoy festivals, live theater and concerts all year round.

Based in Port Angeles, the Olympic Medical Center offers state-of-the-art surgical and diagnostic facilities and a wide array of ancillary services. Numerous independent medical clinics are also situated throughout the town. Port Angeles offers its residents 24-hour advanced life support paramedical services for a small fee.

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