Shelton (Washington)

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Shelton is a city in the Olympic Peninsula region of Washington.
Shelton is the largest and only incorporated city within Mason County, Washington. The county seat, Shelton served as one of the nation's premier log exporting centers for the decades from 1855 through 1975.
The narrow waterway of Hammersly Inlet connects the Port of Shelton to Olympia, Tacoma and points beyond. The downtown core features stone and brick architecture from the World War I era, when the town was rebuilt after a large, destructive fire.
Shelton's local industry is still centered around lumber and forestry products, though the economy has become diversified. Commercial shellfish harvesting, new retail centers, real estate activity and government jobs have added layers of economic activity to this formerly traditional blue collar town.

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