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Olalla

Olalla means "place of many berries" from the native Chinook word "olallie." Olalla Valley strawberry farms were an important source of strawberries for the Seattle markets, shipped over via the Mosquito Fleet.

In its heyday, Olalla was bigger than Port Orchard. The Strawberry Festival was reinvented in this community and it is home to the Ollalla Bluegrass, and beyond, Festival.

Logging, as in all of the area, was the economic mainstay after the Native American's left. In the 1880's Olalla was a port of entry. Boats were built, including the famed "Virginia V".

Today the area is a quiet hamlet with forested hills, small farms, and country roads.

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