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Anacortes (Postcard of America)

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Located on the north shore of Fidalgo Island in Washington Stateas Puget Sound, Anacortes was founded by railroad surveyor Amos Bowman and named in honor of his wife, Anna Curtis; they promoted Anacortes as the aNew York of the West.a Thousands of years prior to the 1890s boom and bust, Fidalgo Island wasaand still isahome to the Samish and the Swinomish tribes. White settlers arriving in the 1850s established farms and eventually wood mills, salmon canneries, and a vital downtown waterfront, transforming Anacortes into the asalmon-canning capital of the worlda by the early 20th century. Japanese and Chinese cannery workers and Croatian and Scandinavian fishermen were among the many immigrants who brought their unique ways to the island. As a port town, Anacortes retained an open and adventuresome spirit, attracting new arrivals and visitors with the stunning natural beauty of the Northwest frontier. Commercial fishermen still ply local waters alongside a thriving maritime industry, whale-watching ecotourism, and a tradition of creative festivity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738571300
Author:
Lunsford, Bret
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Looseleaf
Series:
Postcards of America
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
MISCELLANEOUS
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
15
Dimensions:
5.80x4.90x.30 in. .13 lbs.

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