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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Anacortes, Washington
Location of Anacortes, Washington
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Wife of City of Anacortes founder,
Lisa Liedgren, Artist
Mural based on image courtesy of Anacortes Museum
(Wallie Funk Collection - 1890) — — Map (db m74001) HM|
The late, great, rich & powerful
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|
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|
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|
USS Chabaulip [sic], 1917
Our Last WWI Vet, '95 — — Map (db m74101) HM|
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|
Specie: Douglas Fir
Origin: Olympic Forest
Age: 970 yrs.
Height: 242 ft.
Board Ft: 51000
25th Anniversary 1964 — — Map (db m74103) HM|
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. 1907 — — Map (db m74360) HM|
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|
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|
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 '39 — — Map (db m74316) HM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|