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March 10th, 2010
Investigation leads to Anacortes Museum
This photograph of the Anacortes Lumber and Box Company on the Guemes Channel came to the Port recently through someone visiting the Seattle Boat Show. After an brief, email-based “investigation” as to the origins of the photo, it was finally determined it came from the Wallie V. Funk Collection at the Anacortes Museum. Go figger! All of which leads me to suggest you put the Anacortes Museum on your “to do” list. In late April, a new exhibit will open at the 8th Street museum. This first phase of the museum’s new permanent collection will focus on the geological origins of the island; Native American inhabitants; exploration of the area; early settlers.
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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