The creation of this road helped usher in a new era of transportation. The road enabled residents to easily market their products in Bellingham and return home the same day. People also discovered the pleasure of traveling Chuckanut Drive simply for its scenic beauty.
In 1901, amidst controversy, Skagit County sold a three mile section of the road to the Great Northern Railway. The road remained impassable until convicts from local jails began rebuilding it in 1910.
From 1913 until 1931, Chuckanut Drive was part of the
popular Pacific Highway that stretched from San Diego,
California to Vancouver, British Columbia. From this spot,
travelers have long enjoyed spectacular views of Puget
Sound, the San Juan Islands, and, on the horizon, the
Erected by Washington State
Location. 48° 37.586′ N, 122° 27.781′ W. Marker is in Bow, Washington, in Skagit County. Marker is at the intersection of Chuckanut Drive (Washington Route 11) and Chuckanut Mountain Drive, on the left when traveling south on Chuckanut Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1221 Chuckanut Drive, Bow WA 98232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles X. Larrabee (approx. 6.7 miles away); Town Pillory (approx. 6.7 miles away); Counterfeiters' Hide Out (approx. 6.8 miles away); Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fairhaven Canning Company (approx. 7.1 miles away); It Takes A Community (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Legacy of Byron Elmendorf (approx. 7.2 miles away); Washington State's Oldest Brick Building (approx. 8.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located at a scenic lookout (with parking), and is relatively easy to find.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.