Little Chicago
July 3rd, 2013

Little Chicago

There’s a new neighborhood in Little Chicago, the collection of small business units leased by the Port at Cap Sante Marina. Crews were painting the past couple of days on these new units at the intersection of 11th Street and “Q” Avenue. Decking will be constructed in front of the brightly colored units. “Little Chicago” was the nickname for a collection of shacks built on the tideflats of Anacortes near the base of Cap Sante. That neighborhood was burned to the ground in the Sixties.

 

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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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