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It has a dry, sunny climate, with low precipitation and irrigated farms being in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. The name is a Clallam Native American word meaning quiet waters, pronounced “Skwim.”

Sequim’s growth can be attributed to the relatively arid, sunny climate—in the 1990s and early 2000s, the area witnessed residential development, especially north, towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Each summer, Sequim attracts thousands of tourists who venture to Clallam County for the annual Lavender Festival.

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Sequim Town Hall

Distinguished by a false front facade and belfry, the Sequim Town Hall is historically significant for its association with the establishment and evolution of municipal government in the small northern Clallam County community of Sequim. Construction of the frame building in 1914 was among the first acts of the newly incorporated town, and the structure remained in service as the government center until 1973. Despite interior remodeling, the structure retains a vernacular boomtown character on the exterior, and is the building most closely connected with the civic life of the city during its first half-century.