April 17th, 2005

Bow School 1938

This is a classic … a class photo from Bow School, September 2, 1938. I made a copy of this photo from the original for Ruth Kleven, who is working on an autobiographical piece for her family. Ruth was then Miss Haugland, schoolteacher. She married Conrad Kleven and went on to teach many years in the Anacortes school system. My grandfather was born in Edison, so odds are good I’m related to some of the children in this photograph. There were your Bensons, Johnsons, Dahls, Omdahls … many still call Skagit County home.

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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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