History Tales Series to resume

Karolyn Hamerquist Burdick will talk about her book “The Last Pysht Valley Pioneer” at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the First United Methodist and Congregational Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.


That last pioneer, Gertrude “Gertie” Stange Fernandes, arrived by steamer at Pysht Bay in 1890 when she was 2 years old. She stayed in the Pysht River Valley until her death — she was nearly 100 years old. Burdick will talk about the importance of Pysht Bay as a landing point for steamers and describe the trails which led into the interior of the western Olympic Peninsula.


History Tales is free and open to the public. Call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 452-2662 or e-mail

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