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Dewatto is located on the Kitsap Peninsula in the Puget Sound region of Washington state.


Dewatto has to be the prettiest ghost town on earth. Its residents want to keep it that way.

No, they're not apparitions, although the Hood Canal community's name comes from an Indian word meaning "home of evil spirits who make men crazy."

A couple dozen mostly retired people live full-time at Kitsap Peninsula's remote southwest corner, their hillside homes hidden among trees above the slender bay. But the store, post office and school that nearly a century ago hugged the water are gone. Only a few summer cabins remain.

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