“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Skagit County, Washington

Clickable Map of Skagit County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Skagit County, WA (27) Chelan County, WA (8) Island County, WA (46) Okanogan County, WA (18) San Juan County, WA (0) Snohomish County, WA (61) Whatcom County, WA (39)  SkagitCounty(27) Skagit County (27)  ChelanCounty(8) Chelan County (8)  IslandCounty(46) Island County (46)  OkanoganCounty(18) Okanogan County (18)  (0) San Juan County (0)  SnohomishCounty(61) Snohomish County (61)  WhatcomCounty(39) Whatcom County (39)
Mount Vernon is the county seat for Skagit County
Adjacent to Skagit County, Washington
      Chelan County (8)  
      Island County (46)  
      Okanogan County (18)  
      San Juan County (0)  
      Snohomish County (61)  
      Whatcom County (39)  
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1 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — "Anne Curtis Bowman"
Wife of City of Anacortes founder, Amos Bowman Lisa Liedgren, Artist Mural based on image courtesy of Anacortes Museum (Wallie Funk Collection - 1890)Map (db m74001) HM
2 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Andrew Carnegie
The late, great, rich & powerful Andrew Carnegie: A real man of steel Born 1835 in Scotland came to USA 1848. Was a bobbin-boy, clerk telegraph & newspaper guy, built bridges, made iron, near monopolized steel. Wrote books & . . . Map (db m74358) HM
3 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Causland Memorial Park — Named In Honor Of — Harry Leon Causland —
One of the one hundred immortals D.S.C. 6795. This park is dedicated to the honored memory of the brave sons of Fidalgo, Guemes, Decatur and Cypress Islands who at the call of their country entered the service and gave their lives in the Great . . . Map (db m74363) WM
4 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Causland Park — Registered National Historic Place
John Bapiste LePage (1857-1939), the French-Canadian artist and architect, designed this unique memorial park and supervised its construction by local volunteers. Great Northern Railroad donated the park site, and costs were paid by contributors . . . Map (db m74362) HM
5 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Charles Pinson, USN
USS Chabaulip [sic], 1917 Our Last WWI Vet, '95Map (db m74101) HM
6 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Depot, circa 1915
The Great Northern Depot was built in 1911 at 7th & R & served as a depot until 1973. This photo of the north side shows a steam engine, people on the platform, horse-&-buggy "hacks" for hire &, in the background, the original Methodist . . . Map (db m74122) HM
7 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Douglas Fir
Specie: Douglas Fir Origin: Olympic Forest Age: 970 yrs. Height: 242 ft. Board Ft: 51000 Donated by Anacortes Veneer 25th Anniversary 1964Map (db m74103) HM
8 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Island Flyer
Captain Blackwood's Handsome Launch. Plying Between Bellingham and Anacortes. Two Trips Daily. The Handsomest and Most Commodius and Sea Worthy Boat of the Kind on Puget Sound. 1907Map (db m74360) HM
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9 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Life Aboard a Snagboat
A skipper and crew of up to 14 lived and worked on the W.T. Preston. River maintenance skills were cultivated and passed to the next generation. A diligent fireman could earn a license and work up to engineer. Deckhands were promoted to . . . Map (db m74110) HM
10 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Miss Carrie M. White
Dedicated to the public in memory of Miss Carrie M. White, Third President of W.C.T.U. of Washington Territory, and First President of Anacortes W.C.T.U., by the members thereof.Map (db m74317) HM
11 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Mrs. Luella Howard
Born 1864 • Maine to Washington 1890 A Teacher • 1st Librarian at Anacortes Public Library, 1910 Mrs. Howard lived in the neighborhood & walked to work • Retired '39Map (db m74316) HM
12 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Paul & Nicolo Luvera
had a market here 1922-57 —————————— Paul Luvera Sr. Memorial Highway An Italian immigrant who exemplified the fulfillment of the American dream, Paul N. Luvera, Sr.'s life . . . Map (db m74088) HM
13 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Powered by Steam
The W.T. Preston's steam-powered engines were first installed on the Swinomish in 1914, then transferred with most of the machinery to the new wood-hulled W.T. Preston in 1929, and to her steel-hulled replacement in 1939. . . . Map (db m74112) HM
14 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Ship Harbor
THE NATURAL DYNAMIC Ship Harbor was formed by natural forces over thousands of years. It is maintained as a natural landform by the continued dynamic balance of these same forces. Preservation of this area requires that physical, chemical, . . . Map (db m74126) HM
15 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — Snagging
By 1882, Puget Sound's rivers were served by hundreds of steam paddlewheelers with such shallow drafts people joked they could "float on a heavy dew." Because their flat-bottomed hulls were easily punctured by submerged stumps and debris, . . . Map (db m74108) HM
16 Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes — War Memorial — In Memoriam — Lest We Forget —
World War II Barney Marvin Allen • Phillip Olander Allen • Robert Lee Allen • Rodger D. Andrews • John Walter Barber • Arthur D. Blackrud • Archie Eugene Brown • Kenneth G. Detwiler • William J. Dwelley • Patrick H. George • Albert James . . . Map (db m74364) WM
17 Washington, Skagit County, Bow — 48 — Chuckanut Drive
The road you are traveling is one of the most scenic in Washington State. When completed in 1896, Chuckanut Drive was the first road to connect Whatcom County with points south. Until this time, travel in northwest Washington was commonly done . . . Map (db m143275) HM
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18 Washington, Skagit County, Concrete — Concrete Bank Building
. . . Map (db m116600) HM
19 Washington, Skagit County, Concrete — Concrete Historic Byway
The large number of buildings constructed from fireproof Portland cement distinguishes Concrete's downtown. It was reconstructed after two disastrous fires in 1915 and 1921 destroyed or damaged many of the original wooden buildings. As you look . . . Map (db m116620) HM
20 Washington, Skagit County, Concrete — Safety Follows Wisdom
. . . Map (db m116807) HM
21 Washington, Skagit County, La Conner — Former Grange Hall
This building was built about 1875 for a Grange Hall It became the first federal court north of Seattle, the district court for Whatcom County, and the first court house for Skagit County. Later it became at various times...a school . . . Map (db m177795) HM
22 Washington, Skagit County, La Conner — Magnus Anderson Log Cabin
Built in 1869 on the North Fork of the Skagit River. Anderson was one of first settlers in Skagit county. He felled and squared the logs using hand tools. He rowed to Utsalady for planed lumber. This cabin was moved to La Conner in 1952 by The . . . Map (db m177968) HM
23 Washington, Skagit County, La Conner — Old Time Skagit River Indian Canoes — Shovel Nose Type
Indians Had Canoes Of Many Kinds On Skagit Waters The old-time Indian canoe builders with their crude tools were master craftsmen turning out everything from these utilitarian shovel-nosed Skagit River canoes for poling up stream and . . . Map (db m178086) HM
24 Washington, Skagit County, La Conner — Town of La Conner 1873-1914
(above photo) La Conner 1873: The first trading post on the Swinomish flats was established in 1867 upon the present site of the Town of La Conner by Alonzo Low. Thomas Hayes was the next Swinomish trader of record. He arrived shortly after . . . Map (db m177974) HM
25 Washington, Skagit County, Marblemount — National Parks of the Cascades
The extent of glaciation is one of the features that distinguishes the North Cascades from the rest of the Cascade Range. The northernmost reaches of the range were covered by huge continental glaciers, nearly a mile thick in places, resulting in . . . Map (db m196816) HM
26 Washington, Skagit County, Mount Vernon — Grandpa and Me — Jasper Gates (1840-1923) and John Knox (1895-1977)
From Dick Fallis, Historian, Skagit County Pioneer Association Jasper Gates was born April 9, 1840, in Adair County, Missouri. He grew to manhood at the family farm there, married Clarinda Kimble in 1860, served in the Union Army during the . . . Map (db m75484) HM
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27 Washington, Skagit County, Newhalem — Old Number 6
Purchased In 1927 For $7,500.00, "NO. 6” carried supplies and equipment to build the dams and powerhouses. She brought personnel and tourists to the Skagit until 1954. She played a major role in helping fulfill the dream of J.D. Ross to build a . . . Map (db m179961) HM
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Dec. 4, 2023