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New road into Shelton

This story is from several editions of the Shelton-Mason County Journal published in 1923.

In March 1923, the state of Washington appropriated more than half a million dollars to improve highways within Mason County, making way for the most extensive road operations in the history of the county.

The biggest project was in Shelton and included an entirely new route for the Olympic Highway from Mill Creek into downtown. The county had built the existing route - which we now know as Pioneer Way - many years earlier, and it was not approved by the state because of its steep grade. Several surveys...


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