Kelso, Washington, was named after founder Peter W. Crawford’s Scottish hometown of the same namesake in 1884, though was first discovered by European explorers in 1855. At the time, over 6000 people of the Cowlitz Tribe occupied Kelso and neighboring Longview, though after incorporated in 1889, the town quickly grew and became nicknamed “Little Chicago” thanks to the numerous taverns and brothels that served local loggers.
Though the brothels and taverns were officially closed and boarded up in the 1960s, Kelso still predominantly remains a logging town. Other industries have come to the area, however, such as smelt fishing as the Cowlitz River has historically been teeming with this fish. The economy continues to rapidly change and diversify due to the community’s close proximity to Interstate 5 (which runs from the Mexican border up to British Columbia, Canada) and its location on the Columbia River.
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