History Tales presentation to feature the history of ‘Sapho’

  • Fri Feb 1st, 2019 12:39pm
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Carol Evanoff and the other two current residents of Sappho will discuss the town’s history at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation on Sunday, Feb. 3.

The presentation starts at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.

The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

The original townsite of ‘Sapho’ was homesteaded in 1895. At that time, the town was spelled with only one “p” in its name.

Evanoff and her friends will share the rich history of this pioneer town on the west end of the county with both stories and a powerpoint presentation.

Evanoff urges people to share their pioneer stories of this area.

According to an article in the Democrat Leader in 1895, “There has been a feeling among the ranchers of the Quillayute Valley for some time past that a town should be established somewhere in the interior so as to afford better accommodations to the settlers. … This will be the object of the promoters of the new town to be established two miles northeast of Beaver, and which will be christened ‘Sapho.’ Those interested in the undertaking are not labouring under the impression that Sapho will be a second Chicago, but expect to make it the trading point for the settlements of the upper Quillayute Valley.”

History Tales is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email to [email protected]