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1887- utopian Puget Sound Cooperative Colony shaped future Port Angeles.
1899- socialists of the Free Land Association founded South Whidbey Island town of Freeland. Free land offered for a work-exchange.
1909 (+/-) - Western Academy of Beaux Arts artists' enclave in the forest on the eastern shore of Lake Washington and incorporated as a town in 1954.

Dean Stahl The Seattle Times Sun Apr 6, 2008.

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I think there was a book written about this 'Utopias on Puget Sound', I've always meant to read it some winter...
 
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My grandfather's family grew up in Free land. They were all named for Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, or some other heroic 19 th century romantic great thinker.
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