We may have found a true ghost town in Govan, Washington just off highway 2, not far from the Tiny Town that we explored earlier, Wilbur. Although ask the gentleman who actually lives in Govan (pronounced go-van), he has never seen any supernatural phenomenon. More on him later.
There’s something to say about small town businesses but it’s another to talk about this particular place. The pharmacy portion is awesome, and you can find just about anything you may need for a cut, scrape or even have your doctor send the prescription over. One thing really special though is the genuine Soda Fountain.
Coupeville is the second oldest town in Washington. By the way, Steilacoom is the oldest town in Washington, with a population over 6,000. Coupeville sits on Whidbey Island, tucked away in the Penn Cove.
Really small towns fascinate me. And the people who live in these small towns likewise interest me. Especially since I’m a big city beach boy from Torrance, California (a suburb of Los Angeles), with a population of 143,000+, within a population of 3.8 million+, where it’s non-stop city for over 160 miles with 172 IN-N-OUT restaurants. So when I stumble upon a tiny town with a population of 400 like Winthrop, Washington, I need to know the history and why are people living there.
Tis the Season to be thankful, to hear stories of why people are thankful and who they may be thankful for! I for one am so thankful to be living in the Cashmere city limits. To me, Cashmere reminds me of “home.” (I’m from Brewster/Pateros WA area) Living in the small community, there’s “small community” things that happen every day, but this story, is ongoing and warmed my heart more than the Sah