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Potlatch is an unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington, United States. It is located on the western shore of the Great Bend of Hood Canal, near the mouth of the Skokomish River. The town's main features are Potlatch State Park and the Cushman Dam No. 2 powerhouse, which generates hydropower electricity for Tacoma. Water from Lake Kokanee on the North Fork Skokomish River is piped to the powerhouse at Potlatch. Nearly the entire flow of the river was diverted to the Potlatch Powerhouse. A 2009 settlement will result in more water from the Cushman Hydro Project, which includes Cushman Dam No. 1 at Lake Cushman, and Dam No. 2 at Lake Kokanee, being released into the lower North Fork Skokomish River.The town's history dates to 1900, when Thomas Bordeaux became president of the newly incorporated Potlatch Commercial and Terminal Company. The company acquired timber lands and began construction of a logging railway for Phoenix Logging Co. to access them. Potlatch was initially built as a company town. The hydroelectric dam at Lake Cushman and the Potlatch Powerhouse began producing electricity in 1926. The second dam at Lake Kokanee was finished in 1930. The water is conveyed to Potlatch through huge pipes, visible for miles. During shrimp, crab, and salmon harvesting seasons, tribal fishing operations used to sell their fresh catch. Here is more history remembered about Potlatch before it gets swept away --- The Potlatch South boundary borders the Skokomish Indian Tribal lands on the south end,just North of PUD #1's present office building. The Potlatch Name is derived from tribal "Potlatch" gatherings that took place at a longhouse that was located near the beach at the southern border of what would become this events namesake. At the time of the development of "Potlatch beach tracts" Overseen by Earnest Carlson, there was a "public beach lot" set aside for any and all future upland residents of the community. This lot(since absconded by relatives of him)was located near the longhouse and close to where the Phoenix Logging Company Railroad accessed the canal for unloading . In the 1930's 40's 50's & 60's there has been a general store, post office(mastered by Pastor C.A.Pickering & wife & later Belle Larson,) who's husband(Sven)also ran a bakery with other essentials, There also were massive gasoline and fuel oil tanks owned by Standard Oil Company of California located here as well as a small hardware store and a Chevron Gas Station. All these businesses were at one time located on the East Side of hwy.101 between the North and South entrances of the loop road. On the West side of the highway(headed North}was the Hood Canal Womens' Club house(absconded and sold/traded to PUD #1)- The well maintained City of Tacoma gravel road to the surge tanks and Lower Lake Cushman,(absconded,gated & locked a gravel pit, Happy"the hermit"Wybert's cabin in the woods, and 3 previous multi bedroom log camp homes & lots.

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