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Anacortes History

  1. Call for 200 axemen (1890)

    February 8, 2023, 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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Arts & Culture

  1. Anacortes Arts Commission

    February 8, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @

    City Hall OR via Zoom

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Finance

  1. City Council Finance Committee Meeting

    February 8, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    @
    City Hall Main Conference Room

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Library

  1. Blind Date with a Book & Surprise Books

    February 1, 2023, 10:00 AM - February 14, 2023, 6:00 PM
    @
    Anacortes Public Library

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  2. High School Creative Writing

    February 8, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Anacortes Public Library

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  3. Fantasy Trivia Night

    February 8, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Anacortes Public Library

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Museum Events

  1. Anacortes Historic Preservation Board Meeting

    February 8, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    @
    Anacortes Museum Research Library

    Anacortes Historic Preservation Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 PM in the Carnegie Building Research Room on the 2nd Floor of the Anacortes Museum - Carnegie Gallery. For more information please contact the Anacortes Museum.

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Planning Department

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    February 8, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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