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last century, but it was the abundance of timber and the lumber industry that provided the fuel for the town to flourish. At its peak in the early 1900â€™s, Hamilton had a population of over 2,000 and served for several years as the western terminus of the railroad. The city lost many of its early residents by the triple blow of floods, the closing of the mines and changes in the timber industry. Today Hamilton survives as home to approximately 300 residents who instead make their living through farming and dairy.
Known far and wide as the home to the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival each year during March and April, this picturesque waterfront community is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been dubbed â€œThe Best Tiny Town in Washingtonâ€? by numerous visitor and tourist publications. Home to less than 800 full-time residents, LaConner was established in the 1860â€™s as a trading post along the commercial waterways of the Pacific Coast. That burly image changed in the 1940â€™s when the town became the destination of artists inspired by the communityâ€™s natural beauty. The best views of the area are available from the top of Rainbow Bridge. Views south from the bridge capture the cityâ€™s waterfront, while visitors looking north are treated to the panoramic view of the Skagit Valley farmlands. Residential neighborhoods in LaConner have been limited to planned developments on Fidalgo Island on the far side of the Rainbow Bridge.
The city of Lyman may be small, but it originated in vivid history. Like many of the cities and towns in the Washington Territory, Lyman was named for its first postmaster, B.L. Lyman in 1909. The actual city limits totals less than one square mile, with 13 percent of the landmass under water. One out of every 10 persons in Lymanâ€”and one out of every eight familiesâ€”live below the poverty line. The 400-plus people living in Lyman are divided into 105 families and 161 households.
Mount Vernon is the largest city in
Volume 4 - No 1 â€˘ North Sound Living