Work continues on the gas station and convenience store near Lake Campbell, south of Anacortes on Highway 20. Developer is the Samish Indian Nation. The tribe has a business unit called “Samcor,” the mission of which is to “promote the viability of the Samish Indian Nation into the future through progressive diversified tribal and individual enterprises to generate the revenues to support Tribal efforts that improve quality of life and create opportunities for Tribal members.”
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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