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A beach resort. In the old days Redondo achieved notoriety for its illegal prizefights; a barge, loaded to the gunwales with fighters and fans, was towed far enough from shore to escape local constables, but not far enough to appease objecting residents, who finally succeeded in having the bouts stopped.

It was reportedly named by a settler for Redondo Beach in California. Another name for the bay which has appeared on U.S. Geological Survey topographical maps is Poverty Bay.

Redondo was incorporated into city of Des Moines

South of the junction tour intersects many short roads leading through wooded areas, to numerous lakes that offer cabin camp accommodations, swimming, boating, and fishing. The main highway leaves the high bench lands and descends to the low delta of the Puyallup River.