Poulsbo is a city on Liberty Bay situated in Kitsap County WA, United States. It is the 4th largest city in Kitsap County. In 2010 the population was 9,200 inhabitants on a total area of 13.65 km2 (5.27 ml2).
Prior to the arrival of Scandinavian migrants during the 1880s, Suquamish people had named several areas in what is Poulsbo today. "Tcu-tcu-lats", one of the names, means "place of the maples". The ancestors occupied villages on Liberty Bay shoreline (ho-CHEEB being one of them) for at least 5,000 years, harvested shellfish along the region's marine shoreline, hunted in local floodplains and forests, fished in bays and streams.
In 1855, after the signing of Treaty of Point Elliott, most Suquamish people relocated to Port Madison Indian Reservation, despite the fact that the Suquamish Tribe reserved certain natural resource and cultural rights in their historical territory, which includes Poulsbo.
With the arrivals of Scandinavians, Poulsbo was established by Jorgen Eliason (Fordefjord, Norway), when water was the primary method of travel. Supplies were brought via 18-mile trip out of Seattle by rowboat, later by steamboat. Over 60-year period, Poulsbo and other locations along Puget Sound and Liberty Bay were served by the "Mosquito Fleet" that was formed by over a dozen steamboats, carrying freight and passengers to/from Poulsbo and delivering agricultural produce to Pike Place Market, Seattle.
As a reminder of city's early Scandinavian migrants, downtown Poulsbo still maintains a Scandinavian theme. One of the local products, now available worldwide, is Poulsbo Bread, made originally in the local bakery. A lot of visitors arrive by boat. There are 3 marinas close to the town, and its harbor is a good anchorage.
Highlights: Norwegian town
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