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Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, October 31, 2012
Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey Marker
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey
In honor of the founder of Island County and his wife Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey 1818 – 1857 1822-1858 Whidbey Island’s first permanent settler 1850. Proposed the separation of Island County from Thurston County . . . — Map (db m61038) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Davis Blockhouse
This Blockhouse Erected in 1855 Restored in 1930 By the Ladies of the Round Table In honor of the Pioneer Mothers — Map (db m60980) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Ebey Blockhouse
One of four on this site Built 1854 — Map (db m60978) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Guarding the Entrance to Puget Sound – Coast Artillery CorpsFort Casey State Park — Admiralty Head Lighthouse
A Glimpse In Time Like the majority of the coastal forts built in the United States, Fort Casey never fired its guns in warfare. Fort Casey is one of three coastal forts constructed in the late 1890s to defend the entrance to Puget Sound . . . — Map (db m61063) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Keeping the Alexander Blockhouse alive!!!Preserving Alexander Blockhouse over time
History The Alexander Block house is one of four blockhouses remaining in Central Whidbey Island. Few original blockhouses of this type remain throughout the United States. John Alexander, Sr. built this blockhouse on his donation land claim . . . — Map (db m60986) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Mary Barrett
Left side of marker is written in Gaelic and right side is in English Died here. April, 9 AD 1861 One year ten and twenty (years) of age Born at Mineth, Ireland Gentle wife (of) Sam’l Maylor They married in Liverpool At the . . . — Map (db m60979) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Original Home of Seattle’s Best Coffee
“I bought a small old fashion coffee roaster and I plan to roast my own coffee. Front Street will never smell the same!” – Jim Stewart 1969 Jim and Dave Stewart, coffee pioneers and founders of Seattle’s Best Coffee, . . . — Map (db m60942) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Remaining Blockhouses of Central Whidbey
Saved Blockhouse In 1921 a local civic group, the Ladies of the Round Table (LORT) began a ten year effort to restore the decaying Davis Blockhouse. Local carpenter Fred Krueger handled the project carefully replacing rotting beams while . . . — Map (db m60991) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Sunnyside
Donation claim of Jacob Ebey. Served in War of 1812, the Black Hawk War and the Mexican War. When 61 yrs old led company across plains with covered wagons. Settled on Whidbey Island and built this home, four blockhouses and stockade in 1856 . . . — Map (db m60977) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — The Crockett Blockhouse
Sudden Indian attacks at Seattle and Bellingham in 1855 caused consternation among the small pioneering settlements on Puget Sound. The tradition of blockhouse defense was well known to American settlers, dating from the earliest English colonies. . . . — Map (db m61040) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — The Jolly Boat
. . . — Map (db m61036) HM
Washington (Island County), Coupeville — Zylstra Law Office1904 — Coupeville Historical Building
The cottage was actually built as two separate buildings. The eastern half was built as a law office for James Zylstra. The western half was added and the building became the medical office for Dr. Chas. White. In 1998 Rev. Barry Burton & Capt. Mike . . . — Map (db m61037) HM
Washington (Island County), Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassA Mysterious Channel — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park
The swirling waters that pass in and out of the narrow channels between Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island have captivated visitors to this area for thousands of years. Salish Native American tribes were the first human inhabitants of these . . . — Map (db m74012) HM
Washington (Island County), Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassBefore the Bridge — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park
It's hard to imagine Deception Pass without the bridge. But until 1935, the gap between Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island could only be crossed by boat. In 1924 a small ferry called the Deception Pass began running between Yokeko Point . . . — Map (db m74083) HM
Washington (Island County), Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassA Park Divided — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park
When the federal government transferred 1,700 acres of land on Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island to the State of Washington in 1925, Deception Pass State Park was barely an idea. For decades, the land had been a military reservation set aside . . . — Map (db m74085) HM
Washington (Island County), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island — U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial
Dedicated to all U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers and Aircrewmen who, for the cause of freedom, have made the ultimate sacrifice. Special thanks to Mr. John Christiansen for his many contributions to . . . — Map (db m74000) HM WM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Beeksma’s CornerCity of Oak Harbor
Family Origins This park is named after the family of Egbert and Betty Beeksma in recognition of the business they started on the site of park and their contribution to the development of Oak Harbor. Egbert Beeksma was born the Netherlands . . . — Map (db m60940) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Crossing the PassPast to Present
Before the bridge was completed in 1935, the only way to cross Deception Pass was by boat. If you wanted to take your car from Whidbey to Fidalgo Island in 1929 your crossing would look like this, aboard the MV Acorn. Your captain could . . . — Map (db m61465) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Deception Pass
To the north of this narrow passage is Fidalgo Island, so named for the Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo. To the south is Whidbey Island, second largest island in the contiguous 48 states, which Captain George Vancouver, while exploring . . . — Map (db m60903) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Deception Pass
Named by Captain George Vancouver 10 June 1792. Feeling that he had been “Deceived” as to the nature of the inner waterway, Port Gardner (now Saratoga Passage) he wrote on his chart “Deception Pass”. He . . . — Map (db m60904) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Flintstone Park Flagpole
This Navy flagstaff is placed here to honor all those Navy people who have served aboard the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island, their families, and the people of Oak Harbor who have long supported the Navy mission. Our National Ensign was . . . — Map (db m73990) HM WM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Oak Harbor’s Early “Town”
Oak Harbor’s early “town” was built along the waterfront, and stretched from Maylor’s store along Pioneer Way to about a block east of the junction of Flintstone Freeway and Midway and Pioneer. The east end of the town burned in a . . . — Map (db m60938) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — Oak Harbor's Ties to the Sea
'Why do we love the sea? Because she has the power to make us think things we like to think.' - Robert Henry The Old Wharf and Steamships Look offshore toward Maylor's Point and you will see a concrete block that remains from Oak . . . — Map (db m73991) HM
Washington (Island County), Oak Harbor — The Skagit, a stately society
The Skagit Indians maintained several villages on Penn Cove. The paramount Skagit chief lived at Snakelum Point, southeast across the cove. The village at Monroe’s Landing was called cokwol’a. Cokwol’a was a major village of the Skwdabs, a subgroup . . . — Map (db m61074) HM

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