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Warren G. Magnuson

History - Euro-American Settlement

Warren G. Magnuson Park Information: (206)684-4946
Park Address: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 > directions
Administrative office visiting address: 6310 NE 74th St, bldg 30 southeast offices
Administrative office mail: 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 109E, Seattle, WA 98115

Figure 1: Carkeek Park - Pontiac Bay 1920
Figure 1
Carkeek Park - Pontiac Bay, 1920
  • 1868, late summer: William Goldmyer homesteaded 81.45 acres of land located immediately south of Pontiac Bay. Records noted that the land had a two-foot wide stream flowing through it. Goldmyer likely logged the old growth trees and, with his brother Henry, established a farm on about 19 acres.
  • 1886 a shipyard was established by ship's carpenter Edward F. Lee near Pontiac Bay.
  • 1889 Pontiac Brick and Tile Company established a brickyard due to deposits of clay in the banks west of Sand Point
  • 1890 Pontiac Post Office opened
  • 1914, Pontiac Brick and Tile Company permanently closed
  • Starting in 1904, new residents moved to areas near Pontiac Bay, likely due to two fresh water streams that emptied into the bay. From the late 1910s to the early twenties, at least four families resided at Sand Point
  • 1918 to 1926, Carkeek Park located on the northwestern part of peninsula
Mid 1800s Exploration « Euro-American Settlement » Early Airfield Development

Updated October 19, 2006
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