Rice Field in the making
February 23rd, 2016

Rice Field in the making

It was 20 years ago this summer that I took this photo at the site of what would become known as Rice Field. In partnership with the Anacortes School District, a generous team of volunteers created what was intended to be a track and football field at “Smiley’s Bottom” below the high school. Various complications got in way of the dream. The area is now part of a high school project that eliminates the football field known as “Memorial Stadium.”

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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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