Three pavilions, design inspired by traditional cedar hats
Introduction to tribal story boards
View from park to downtown LaConner
1858 chart from U.S. Exploring Expedition
Painting by tribal member Cecelia LaPointe-Gorman.
Another painting by LaPointe-Gorman
Blossoms in park garden created by schoolchildren
Red curranants in park garden
This collection features photos taken at Swadabs Park, created by the Swinomish Tribe at the site of ancestral village Txiwuc. The Swinomish Channel park features three pavilions resembling woven cedar hats, interpretive panels, and a native plant garden. The park was developed for the 2011 Canoe Journey/Paddle to Swinomish. Swinomish Tribal member and artist Cecelia La Pointe and Swinomish Archivist Theresa Trebon were instrumental in creating a series of interpretive panels here and at nearby Kukutali Preserve. Click on this link to learn more about these parks on southeast Fidalgo Island.
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.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.