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Anacortes History

  1. Call for 200 axemen (1890)

    February 8, 2020, All Day

    It’s hard to imagine today but downtown Anacortes was once dense forestland. The storefronts were hemlocks, the restaurants pines, and there was no need for any roundabouts for the animal populated streets. This kind of living would not do for the first white settlers of Fidalgo. The moment the settlers made landing, the plowing of the forestlands began. Part of Anacortes’ initial boom was reliant on the timber industry. One of the largest clearing operations began on February 2 1890, when the local ANACORTES PROGRESS called for, “200 axemen to clear the east end of the city.” A month into the project, a NEW YORK SUN writer would observe, “…the town looks like a city just destroyed, rather than one just beginning to build.” Perhaps they were correct in this assertion, one city was being built up, but another had just crumbled.

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Library

  1. 10:30am - Open Play

    February 8, 2020, 10:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library

    Join us for free play with toys, games, and a sensory station.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Anacortes Community Forest Lands Volunteer Work Party

    February 8, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Heart Lake Parking Lot

    ANACORTES COMMUNITY FOREST LANDS VOLUNTEER WORK PARTY ANNUAL HEART LAKE ROAD CLEAN UP SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH MEET: 9AM, HEART LAKE PARKING LOT BRING STURDY GLOVES AND WEAR BRIGHT COLORED CLOTHING STAFF CONTACT: BOB VAUX. 360-588-8233

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