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Catalog Number 2013.077.317
Object Name Correspondence
Scope & Content Paul Luvera, Sr., wrote many letters to editors of several papers in the last ten years of his life.

On November 26, 1986, Luvera sent a letter to the ANACORTES AMERICAN recalling the origin of Causland Park. Luvera was working at the time for $.25 and hour, but donated $5 because, "I expect to spend the rest of my life here in Anacortes, and I want to tell my children and grandchildren that 'I own $5 worth of that park! ' "

A handwritten anecdote on the right side of the page tells of Luvera being reprimanded by Chief of Police Al Sellenthin for drinking moonshine at a public dance during Prohibition. After that, Luvera confined his drinking to private homes.
Title letters to editor
Caption 11/26/1986 letter
Date 1986/11/26
People LUVERA, Paul, Sr.
SELLENTHIN, Alfred "Al" R.
Search Terms ANACORTES AMERICAN
Causland Park
$5
donation
drinking
moonshine
Prohibition
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Communication - Newspaper