A pleasant surprise for many attending the 2010 Tulip Festival Parade in LaConner on April 11 was a sighting of legendary UW quarterback Sonny Sixiller (left, above). In 1970 Sixkiller took a disastrous Husky football team which only won one game during the ’69 season and made them winners. To this day he still holds several Husky passing records set more than 35 years ago. Now a color analyst for FSN Northwest, Sixkiller remains a big part of UW activities. In 1985, Sixkiller was bestowed his highest honor by being inducted into the UW football Hall of Fame.
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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