Volunteers work on new Keith Shugarts Playground at the Anacortes Library in this 2003 photo. Shugarts was a teacher and P.E. specialist at Fidalgo Elementary. He died in 1984 at age 41 from ALS. This playground and associated picnic tables are located at the intersection of 10th Street and “N” Avenue.
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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