The Northwest: Pugetopolis


Along March Point on Washington's Fidalgo Island, where three generations of the March family let their sheep out to graze on bucolic farm land, there are now Shell and Texaco refineries and there will soon be a $15 million Lone Star Cement plant. Near by, at sleepy Port Townsend, Crown Zellerbach has built a pulp mill.

Throughout the entire Puget Sound area, stretching 140 miles from Tacoma through Seattle, Everett and Bellingham to the Canadian border, the land where settlers thought they had found a paradise, with sheltered waterways on the...

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