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San Juan Island (Images of America)

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With sheltered harbors, open prairies, and secluded woodlands, San Juan Island has been a magnet for human habitation for thousands of years. Salmon runs and rich soil promised not only an abundant food source but also a good living for those willing to work hard. But it was not until the islands became the focus of an international boundary dispute between Great Britain and the United States in the late 1850s that San Juan Island drew the attention of Europeans and Americans. These newcomers watched how Coast Salish and Northwest Coast peoples harvested natural resources and adapted their techniques. Settlers and Indians sometimes intermarried, and many of their descendants remain to this day. San Juan Islanders of all generations have worked hard to preserve their home, thus maintaining a sense of place that is as evident today as it was when the first canoes came ashore.

About the Author

The San Juan Historical Society operates the San Juan Historical Museum, a restored homestead in Friday Harbor, Washington. The images in this volume were selected from the society's collection of nearly 2,000 historical photographs. Historian Mike has authored four previous works on the Pig War. Julia Vouri has been a writer and editor specializing in gardening, nature, and health for more than 30 years. The Vouris coauthored the book Friday Harbor in 2009.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738581477
Author:
Vouri, Mike
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Vouri, Julia
Author:
San Juan Historical Society
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Wa
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 x 0.31 in 10.5 oz

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