Sentinel Rock at Port Townsend, WA

Sentinel Rock at Port Townsend, WA
SíKlallam Chief T'chits-a-ma-hun, or Chetzemoka as the Port Townsend settlers pronounced his name, was a peacemaker and a friend to the early settlers. He has been venerated by many over the years. A new Port Townsend ferry boat named Chetzemoka made its inaugural run on November 14, 2010. A statue of Chief Chetzemoka (1808 - 1888) was placed on Sentinel Rock at Port Townsend in 1996, as shown above. A local pioneer society, the Native Daughters of Washington, placed a memorial tablet on Sentinel Rock in 1938, in memory of Chief Chetzemoka. Also, the first city park in Port Townsend, Chetzemoka Park, was established in 1904.


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Andrew Craig Magnuson
Forks, Washington
February 5, 2011