April 21st, 2005

Sunrisers greeting

This amazing slab of timber mounted at the “Welcome to Anacortes” rest stop on the way into town was donated by Anacortes Veneer on the occasion of the company’s 25th anniversary in 1964. A placard at the site reports that the Douglas Fir from the Olympic Peninsula was about 970 years old and 242 feet high. It produced an estimated 51,000 board feet of lumber. This park is maintained by the Kiwanis Sunrisers, a club with a rich history of community contributions.

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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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