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Concrete is in eastern Skagit Country, in Northwest Washington. It is about 35 miles east of Mount Vernon and approximated 90 miles northeast of Seattle. Concrete makes a good stop for travelers along the North Cascades Highway, which traverses the Cascade Mountain range and leads to the drier eastern Washington. It is a charming town of under 3000 residents, with a strong sense of community and its own history.
The first non-native settlers to the area arrived in 1871. The Washington Portland Cement Company set up shop on the east side of the river in 1905, and the Superior Portland Cement Company plant was built in 1908; with so much of the economy dependent on these two companies, it is no wonder that in 1909, after much discussion, the townsfolk decided to name their town Concrete. Visitors today can see many remaining structures of those original plants, along with the Lower Baker Dam, which was the highest hydroelectric dam at the time of its completion in 1927 (when it was raised to 293 feet).
Take time to stop in Concrete while you are out and about exploring beautiful Northwest Washington. Maybe even stay in a bed and breakfast in Concrete, WA. You won't be disappointed.
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