I was excited the other day to receive old issues of the Anacortes High School “Rhododendron” yearbook from my brother. Among them was the 1935 issue, where I discovered this photo of senior class officers superimposed over a photo of Rosario Beach. Pictured left to right are Frank Barcott, Charles Weaverling, Bernice Affleck and Kenneth Thibert. The Class of 1935 boasted 54 graduates.
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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