Most people can relate to "if only I'd asked grandpa about..." While we can't retrieve what's lost, we can realize that today's stories are tomorrow's history.
If you have a memory about the way Anacortes used to be, or a recollection about a person who belongs in the historical record, please write it done and share it with us. We have an extensive research file library (you can now search this index online) that was collected by Terry Slotemaker in collaboration with hundreds of researchers from the community just like you.
We're starting a new feature on this website called Anacortes Stories that features some of these contributions. Please read and join in. Some of these stories have been shared in other locations, like these articles on the "Original Seahawks" of A.H.S. and the Early Croatians of Anacortes.