Like hundreds of others from our neck of the woods, my dad and I have made it an annual tradition to attend the Antique Engine & Machinery Day in downtown Anacortes. In addition to checking out the fascinating engines (see Case tractor) and miscellaneous machines, we stepped “next door” to the Orphan Car Show. Lined up in vertical photo is a colorful collection of Nashes. The sternwheeler W.T. Preston, looming in the background of a couple of these photos, is also a favorite among tourists on this early fall weekend.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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