Amos Bowman

Published October 13, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

To a certain degree, city founder Amos Bowman is “upstaged” by his wife, Anna Curtis Bowman. Amos’s likeness is mounted on the side of the LensWorks building on 3rd Street … not a high traffic area. His wife’s likeness, on the other hand, is painted on the wall of the Wilson Building in downtown Anacortes, just across the street from the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center. It’s unlikely Amos would mind. After all, he named the community Anacortes … in honor of his wife.

About Steve Berentson
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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