Hoquiam hō´kwēəm [key], city (1990 pop. 8,972), Grays Harbor co., W Wash., on Grays Harbor; inc. 1890. With its twin city, Aberdeen
3, it has fishing, shellfishing, lumbering, wood products, paper, cranberry, and tourist industries. Wood and paper products and lumbering, long the local economic mainstays, have declined since the late 20th cent. Olympic National Park (see under Olympic Mts. ) is to the north.
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