Originally accessed:
History Link.org
"On Monday, October 6, 1928, the new Crown Zellerbach kraft paper mill, doing business as the National Paper Products Company, starts operation. The citizens of Port Townsend fought hard to be the site of the new mill and, after they nearly lose the bid to Aberdeen, construction begins at Glen Cove in September 1927. As a side benefit, the city gains a new, reliable water supply, needed to sustain the production of paper and the increase in population. The new National Paper Products Mill infuses new life into the languishing city and immediately becomes the backbone of Port Townsend’s economy." Article written by Daryl C. McClary, online, 09/22/2005.