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The Chimacum | History Files


Last updated 11/7/2019 at 11:28am

If you take the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston, and then drive to Port Townsend, you will likely drive through Chimacum on Highway 19. A farm near Chimacum was the source of the story "The Egg and I" by Betty MacDonald. The Egg and I begat several sequels and a number of movies, introducing Ma and Pa Kettle to the world. The road on which her farm was located has been renamed the Egg and I Road.

But Chimacum is also the source of something of a mystery. There was once a Chimacum tribe that lived nearby. Chimacum is an Anglicized form of their actual name, and is spelled at least 3 different...

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