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  • Coordinating Committee seeks at-large member The Fort Worden Coordinating Committee is seeking candidates for the at-large member position. The purpose of the Coordinating Committee is to review and monitor the overall operation and co-management of Fort Worden State Park. The at-large position is a volunteer position with a two-year term. The Committee anticipates meeting in… Read More
  • Fort Worden’s Christmas’ Past There have been over a hundred Christmas celebrations at Fort Worden since its commissioning in 1902. Two that come to mind this holiday season took place in 1917 and 1918. One hundred years ago, our country had been at war for eight months (Congress declared war on Germany April 6,… Read More
  • Pearl Harbor Closes Fort Worden When word reached Fort Worden and the town that Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii had been attacked by Japan and that a state of war existed, it was a much different reaction than when the country went to war a short twenty-four years earlier. The surprise attack in the Pacific… Read More
  • Castle Continues its Haunting Attraction Located on Madrona Hill in Fort Worden, the brick tower resembling a rook from a giant chess set has a long and storied past. The story starts in 1883, when John B. Alexander who was rector of St. Paul Episcopal Church (corner of Tyler and Jefferson), purchased land on a… Read More
  • Fort Worden Looks for a Purpose Between the World Wars Following World War I, Fort Worden, like the rest of the nation’s military installations, experienced a rapid and extensive draw down of troops. By 1926, the fort was officially placed in caretaker status with fewer than 400 officers and enlisted personnel stationed on site. The big guns that were brought… Read More
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