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June 8, 2011

Causland in bloom

Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes is in full bloom, as evidenced by this Tuesday afternoon photograph. The flag was at half staff in memory of the “D Day” Allied invasion of World War II. This park was originally established … Continue reading

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April 27, 2011

Design by LePage

Causland Park in downtown Anacortes features a unique design by French-Canadian artist and architect John Baptiste LePage (1857-1939). LePage also supervised construction of the park, accomplished over a two-year period by a team of volunteers. Great Northern Railroad donated the … Continue reading

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May 29, 2009

Causland color

Rhododendrons are in bloom at historic Causland Memorial Park near downtown Anacortes. Causland was recent added to the Anacortes Historic Preservation Register. Also added to the list were the City Museum (once a Carnegie Library), a one-time Great Northern Railorad … Continue reading

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March 20, 2009

Park restoration

Bryan Elliott (right) and Matthew Harding were back in Anacortes this week doing restoration work at Causland Memorial Park. This is Elliott Stoneworks’ fourth major project at the landmark park in downtown Anacortes.

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December 21, 2008

Causland wonderland

Dressed in a blanket of snow Sunday morning was the gazebo at historic Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes.

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May 8, 2008

Causland begins to erupt

I encountered several city crews this morning on a drive to town, one of which was mowing and trimming at Causland Memorial Park on 8th Street. Rhodies are not in full bloom yet, but splashes of color like this are … Continue reading

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July 5, 2007

Troop support

This “Support the Troops” parade entry drew enthusiastic response from a Fourth of July audience scattered along several blocks of Commercial Avenue in Anacortes Wednesday. Grand Marshal Hollie Brand has spearheaded a “packages to the troops” campaign for several years.

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July 5, 2007

Patriotic citizens

It’s been a long time since I recall seeing a crowd the size of that gathered at historic Causland Park near downtown Anacortes Wednesday afternoon. The occasion was a post-parade community celebration of the Fourth of July holiday.

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May 26, 2007

Causland colors

Historic Causland Park is a must-see at this time of year, as evidenced by this photograph from the park’s northeast corner. Rhododendrons are in full bloom, and city crews do an excellent job of maintenance. Bring lunch or a cup … Continue reading

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March 22, 2007

Trees down

When people get out this spring, they are going to notice some of the devastation caused by Winter 2007 wind storms, including these two trees at historic Causland Park in downtown Anacortes. A great deal of damage also occurred in … Continue reading

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July 4, 2006

Park patriotism

Crowds gathered at historic Causland Park Tuesday following an extraordinary Fourth of July parade on Commercial Avenue. Town Crier Judy Jewell opened the park event with a proclamation that included tribute to those in American armed forces. Grand marshals in … Continue reading

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December 18, 2005

Canes at Causland

Christmas carolers young and old gathered Saturday night at Causland Park for an old-fashioned sing-along hosted by the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps. In addition to live music, Santa (Jim Bergeson) and an elf (Sonja Erlandson) arrived by firetruck to distribute … Continue reading

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