Wollochet/Pt Fosdick/Midway


Wollochet/Pt Fosdick/Midway

It is likely that Wollochet may be connected to a Native American word, which means squirting clams of which plenty were found on the beach in the area. The Native Americans fished and sold the fish to the European-American settlers and traded woven baskets. Early European-American settlers engaged in logging and farming. Orchards were common and there were numerous chicken farms in the area. Dogfish were fished and used as fertilizer.

Point Fosdick was named during the 1841 Wilkes Expedition. It was originally a federal military reservation used by the local Native American tribes of Nisqually, Puyallup, Yakima and Cowlitz in the late 1800s. A longhouse was constructed which later became Bergs Landing. In the early 1890s, Charles L Berg established a floating dock that served the Mosquito Fleet. Once forests were cleared, orchards, vegetable and berry production, and later, chicken farming became prevalent in the area. Bergs landing served as an automobile ferry dock until the second Narrows Bridge was built in 1950.

Midway was named for its midway location between Gig Harbor and Point Fosdick. The Midway School District was formed in 1892, with 15 children. The school became the center for community activities.

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