Wenatchee's Shacktown developed around 1898 between the railroad tracks and the Columbia River on about 60 acres just south of where Fifth Street is today. It was estimated about 60 people lived in makeshift houses in the location. 

The site of Shacktown is now a Chelan County PUD park just south of Fifth Street in Wenatchee seen on Tues., Aug. 25, 2020. For a time the location was used by Funtastic Carnival during the Apple Blossom Festival.

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On September 30, Recreation Park will be featured.

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I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.