April 24th, 2012

Turn of the century city leaders

Pictured here are a few “movers and shakers” in Anacortes at the turn of the century, as reported in the 1906 book: “An Illustrated History of Skagit and Snohomish Counties.” The book makes for some interesting reading, and is available online through the New York Public Library. A copy is also on the reference shelf of Anacortes Library. Pictured here (top to bottom) are William Odlin, Gus Hensler and Melville Curtis. Amos Bowman is on the homepage.
http://archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00inte

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About Photographer 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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