Source: Seattle Photo
|As World War II ended
and the "cold war" began, the federal government's Voice of America
sought locations where it could construct high powered broadcast
antennas to beam radio programs worldwide to counter the propaganda
broadcasts of its adversaries. A plan for two large antenna
fields, one on the southeast coast of the US, and one on the Pacific
northwest coast led the government to acquire a large tract of land on
the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
Extensive grading of the site was done to prepare it for the antennas
but in 1953, before the project could be completed the State Department
abandoned it and cancelled contracts after charges of waste from a
Brewing Company later acquired the property for a hunting reserve,
naming it Blue Ribbon Farms as a tribute to its flagship beer.
construction began to occur in the area in the ensuing decades,
including the creation of the Blue Ribbon Farms airfield.
This aerial view from the late 1980's shows mostly open fields with few
structures, with the grass airstrip visible as a diagonal brown stripe
on the middle right side of the picture.
|The Blue Ribbon Farms Property Owners
Association was incorporated on November 13, 1990 to represent
property owners in divisions I & II of the Blue Ribbon Farms
declarant and subdivision of Clallam County (Volume 6, page 111) as
recorded on June 16th, 1981. The Association is made up of
approximately 120 owners and 164 parcels/lots of single family
residences as required by the CC&R's. The Association
elects and uses a Board of Directors.
assessments are $50 per parcel owned. A
significant asset of the Association is the grass airstrip (parcel 39,
division 2) for which every property owner has the non-exclusive rights
Members: Gone But Not Forgotten
Blue Ribbon Farms resident Mary Estelle Stott passed away
November 3, 2017 from amyotropic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's
disease) at age 80.
1937 - 2017
She was born March 3, 1937 to Bertram and Maybelle Porter in Houston,
Mississippi. On July 9, 1955 she married Carl Stott in
Mississippi. She and Carl, who worked in the aerospace industry,
designed and built their Blue
Ribbon Farms home shortly after the Association was first formed in
1992. She remained a very active community resident after Carl's
Estelle was a devout Christian, devoted wife and mother, loyal friend,
and accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed reading, teaching Precept
classes at Sequim Bible Church, spending quality time with the Sunday
“lunch bunch,” and family.