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Descendants of čičməhán at a celebration of Chetzemoka Park included, from left, standing, Chad Judson (Mickey’s husband), Kurt Grinnell (Elaine’s son), Elaine Grinnell (Mickey’s daughter), Loni GrinnellGreninger (Kurt’s daughter), Julie Grinnell (Elaine’s daughter). Front: Mickey Prince Judson (daughter of David and Lizzie Prince), Khia Grinnell (Julie’s daughter). Photo from The Port Townsend Leader, published May 1, 1991


Chetzemoka Park was established in 1904 on land donated by the Port Townsend City Council. It was the city’s first public park. Many names were considered for the new park, including Kulshan, a Native name for Mount Baker (which is often visible from the site), but the name Chetzemoka was chosen to honor the S’Klallam leader who played an important role in the early history of the city. A stalwart leader in times of trouble and change, he led the S’Klallam people through the turbulent Treaty era when their whole world was changing.


čičməhán (Cheech-ma-han, Chetzemoka) was father of pačwíɬs (Prince of Wales), whose son David took the surname “Prince.” David and Lizzie (Hunter) Prince (both of S’Klallam ancestry) left Indian Island in 1905, and eventually moved to the Hunter family’s land at Jamestown. They had 7 children. There are many, many descendants of čičməhán still living today; they are enrolled citizens in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe from the Prince family, as well as other surnames - descentants of female family members who took married names.


Chetzemoka Park opening, 1908 From the Collection of the Jefferson County Historical Society [2005.75.429]







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Chetzemoka Park Four Points Fowler Building Hudson Beach/Big Heart Laurel Grove Cemetery Memorial Field North Beach Northwest Maritime Center Port Townsend Ferry Overlook Point Hudson Port Townsend Post Office Point Wilson qatay Lagoon qatay Prairie qatay Valley entinel Rock Swan School Union Wharf/Indian Island


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Trail Sign Locations:


  1. Chetzemoka Park
    900 Jackson St. (main entrance)
  2. Hudson Beach/Big Heart
    103 Hudson St.
  3. Point Hudson
    103 Hudson St.
  4. Northwest Maritime Center
    Water St. & Monroe St.
  5. Village at Memorial Field
    Washington St.
  6. Fowler Building
    226 Adams St.
  7. Union Wharf/Indian Island
    Wharf on end of Taylor St.
  8. Port Townsend Ferry Overlook
    1200 Block of Washington St.
  9. Port Townsend Post Office
    1322 Washington St.
  10. qatáy Lagoon

  11. Laurel Grove Cemetery
    24th St. & Discovery Rd.
  12. Swan School / Klallam language
    2345 Kuhn St.
  13. Sentinel Rock
    1948 Blaine St. (Golf Course)
  14. qatáy Prairie
    1948 Blaine St.
  15. Four Points
    Blaine St. & and VanBuren St.
  16. qatáy Valley
    Pacific Ave.& Milo St.
  17. North Beach
    End of Kuhn St.
  18. Point Wilson
    Fort Worden









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