New Book Being Written On 3 Tree Point; Authors Seek Help

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A new book recapping over 100 years of life at Burien’s Three Tree Point is now in the developmental and research stage by husband and wife authors and longtime residents Guy and Pam Harper.

Beginning with the early Native American days, Three Tree Point (aka “Point Pulley”) was used extensively for meeting areas, feasts and potlatches. It provided an excellent stop over point for the Native canoes when traveling between the northern and southern Puget Sound waters as the area was particularly abundant with fresh water, clams, salmon and fine camping grounds.

In later years, many steamboats from the Mosquito Fleet made Three Tree Point one of the major stops along Puget Sound. Soon, summer homes were built along the shore as many folks realized that this area was very enjoyable for recreation and relaxation.

The TTP book authors are searching for pictures dating back to the early 1900’s thru the 1970’s. The intent is to gather pictures, letters and
verbal histories – categorize them and publish those selected in a history book involving just Three Tree Point. The book will be offered for sale from various sources.

This is a call for anyone to respond to the quest for this early data for the purposes of including the information in the final book. If you or your parents or friends have any pictures or events of this sort and want to share them, please email [email protected] or call 206-242-4144 with such information.

It is interesting that many residents already look forward to an historical record of Three Tree Point.

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