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Blue Creek

This 1 mile side trip travels out to the former site of a major shipping center for the area.

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It was an early sawmill town and stage station named for nearby Blue Creek, a tributary of the Colville River. That stream was named for John Blue, an early settler, at whose station the stage drivers changed horses. The town was once a shipping point for farm products and some copper and dolomite from neighboring mines. Today few traces remain of the former shipping center here.

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