At Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, sits a row of beautifully stated Officer's homes. The state rents these homes out to vacationers. Our group of friends was lucky enough to get to stay in this home. It still maintains many of its original architecture details and beauty. This home was once home to Col. Clarence Deems and his family. I should have looked into the Colonel's history while we were at the Fort, because internet searches only have turned up information on his sought after retirement in 1908, sighting his fondness for his dog.