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Upon his return, he passed his knowledge on to his coworkers and PCTS began working with igniters. htm (4 of 21)7/19/2006 20:59:55 Perfectly topped trees-no sawing required! A. - Chapter 3 This practice, however, came to a screeching halt after one harrowing incident. It was nearing the four o'clock quitting time; the laborers, in a hurry to finish, set the charge, and let 'er rip. Unfortunately, the tree fell across the Station's only exit and started a fire that spread 50 ft. around the tree.

A. - Chapter 2 Marines were assigned to PCTS beginning in 1916 to serve as guards. Until permanent quarters could be built, they lived in tents, shown here at right, overlooking the former beachfront store and grange hall which were used as barracks for the Navy enlisted men. htm (9 of 20)7/19/2006 20:59:48 A Marine sentry is dwarfed by one of the new radio towers. A. - Chapter 2 constructed over the road to Radio Hill. This photo was probably taken from the tower on Radio Hill. The construction of the three towers was literally a mammoth task, especially for 1917.

If you drive up to that gate today, and look to the left, you'll see a business still devoted to the repair of autos. A. - Chapter 3 Keyport Was the Place to Be in the 20's and 30's A rather self-sufficient town developed outside the gates of the Pacific Coast Torpedo Station in the 1920's and 1930's. " town folks who gathered at the pier for a July 4th celebration. (photo courtesy of Ruth Reese) Whatever its potential, the town was still rather isolated from the rest of Kitsap County with horse and buggy remaining the mode of transportation among residents.

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