Category: Historical Photographs

  • 4th of July, c.1913

    4th of July, c.1913

    A Holly community 4th of July picnic is gathered here in front of the Bourke’s Point Post Office & Store. This store, Holly’s second (Robert Wyatt Sr. previously had one on the main floor of his home), was started by John Youngblood and his wife Minehaha in 1900. The Youngblood’s sold it to Fred Wyatt…

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  • High School Students, c.1932

    High School Students, c.1932

    In 1931, students attending high school commuted on school buses like this one between Holly & Silverdale. Many other students rode the bus along the route but pictured here are mostly Holly residents (See notation beside each student’s name). Photograph donated by Frieda Wyatt

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  • The Wyatt Family, c.1889

    The Wyatt Family, c.1889

    Robert & Ellen Wyatt & 7 of their children are photographed here in 1892. In the back row, from left, are Ralph, Cyprian, & Nellie. In the middle are Robert Jr., Robert Sr., Gertrude, & Ellen. Arthur rests his arm on his father’s knee & Gracie is on her mother’s lap. Photograph donated by Cyprian…

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  • Riverside Timber Company, c.1902

    Riverside Timber Company, c.1902

    Between 1902 & 1905, the Riverside Timber Company bought 21,000 acres of timberland around the Holly area. In this photo you can see the railroad tracks running in front of the Bourke’s Point post office & store. Behind the store is the dance hall / community center. Fred Wyatt’s home is seen in the far…

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  • Holly’s First Family, c.1890

    Holly’s First Family, c.1890

    The first family to settle in Holly, Robert Sr. & Ellen Wyatt & their children, built this house in 1890. Wyatt established the first post office & store on the home’s main floor & he was Holly’s first Postmaster. He & his elder sons also supported the family by fishing & logging. Wyatt gave the…

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  • The Kitsap, c.1952

    The Kitsap, c.1952

    Pictured here is the Kitsap, purchased in 1947 by Stephen “Steve” Wyatt. This photo was taken in 1952. Wyatt originally caught dogfish (Sand sharks) which were sold for their livers (High vitamin A content). Beginning in 1949, he took the Kitsap shrimping & he sold her in 1953. Photograph donated by Frieda Wyatt.

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  • Bowman’s Boat, c.1920’s

    Bowman’s Boat, c.1920’s

    Orville Bowman is pictured here aboard his boat in Holly Bay. He bought the boat in 1927 & this picture was taken, most likely, a few years after that. Bowman came to Holly in 1925 to log in the area with his father. He later finished with Albert Pfundt on the Rambler. In 1927, Bowman…

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  • The Seabeck Holly Road, c.1950

    The Seabeck Holly Road, c.1950

    At the official opening of the new Seabeck Holly Road in July 1950, Monte Heustis assists Katie Pfundt, known as “Grandma Pfundt”, with her ribbon-cutting duties. Pictured in foreground, from left to right, is Emily Schlatter, “Rob” Wyatt, Monte Heustis, Katie Pfundt, “Polly” Wyatt, Albert Pfundt, & Ira Stever. Behind them stands County Commissioner Klinefelder…

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  • The Venture Ship

    The Venture Ship

    Information that I have gathered about the ship pictured here, The Venture, is conflicting. Steve Wyatt says that he recalls that Louie Pfundt owned The Venture, a purse seiner, & that Louie fished for salmon in the San Juan Islands in the summer & in Hood Canal in the fall. However, Florence “Flossie” Clark remembers…

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  • Pfundt Family, c.1920’s

    Pfundt Family, c.1920’s

    Pictured here, probably in the 1920’s, are the Pfundts. Fred & Kate Pfundt homesteaded on land about 7 miles south of Holly, near Dewatto, in 1889. Their 8 children were raised around the Holly area & when grown, most of them made their homes & raised their children in the community. Photograph donated by Frieda…

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