Back in the day, mid-Eighties I think, steam train visionary Tommy Thompson stepped into his dream with dedication of a line running from the downtown Depot to Commercial Avenue (Calico Cupboard). The line is no longer operational, but the train is in town and a group is trying to come up with a way of putting it back on the tracks (Tommy has since died, and the train left town for a period of time).
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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