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Catalog Number 2014.011.045
Object Name Article
Scope & Content On September 9, 1948, the ANACORTES AMERICAN announced in a bold headline, "$3,500,000 Mill Set for Anacortes."

"Alwyn Wilde, president of the American Chrome and Magnesium Industries Incorporated and Lloyd Foster, manager of the Port of Anacortes jointly announced this afternoon (Wednesday) the signing of a long term lease on the Anacortes Ship Harbor Industrial site, lying in west Anacortes."

The chrome plant would run $3,500,000 and would be supplied by Skagit P.U.D. with power. The first ship with chrome ore from South Africa was expected in November 1948. After more plants were built, up to several thousand people would be employed.

Great plans, but the plant was never built.
Title Chrome mill article
Caption 1948 Chrome Plant plans
Date 1948/09/09
People WILDE, Alwyn
Search Terms 1948
Ship Harbor
Industrial Anacortes
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Communication - Newspaper