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Name EWING, David B.

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Image of 1997.135 - Man with bicycle

1997.135 - Man with bicycle

A young man in long-sleeved shirt and tie is posed outside a shop with a bicycle.

Image of 1997.187 - SHANNON, Jennie Bates

1997.187 - SHANNON, Jennie Bates

Portrait of Mrs. Jennie Bates Shannon, mother Del Shannon.

Image of 1997.188 - SHANNON, George Washington

1997.188 - SHANNON, George Washington

Portrait of George Washington Shannon, father of Del Shannon. George Shannon founded Shannon Hardware in 1899 on the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial.

Image of 1997.189 - BATES, Bethel

1997.189 - BATES, Bethel

Portrait of Bethel Bates, mother of Jennie Bates Shannon and grandmother of Del Shannon.

Image of WF 0075.A,B -

WF 0075.A,B -

The NOBAR HOTEL was built by Charles L. Haggard at 2nd and O Ave. in February 1890. The ANACORTES PROGRESS reported on 2-1-1890, "C. L. Haggard's new hotel on 2nd and O will be completed in two weeks." No bar was installed in the hotel, hence it was called the Nobar Hotel, "a dry island in a sea of saloons." That characterization was borne out by the 5-3-1890, coverage of the International Order of Good Templars meeting, (a temperance organization): "IOGT Basket Party: Members of the IOGT gave a basket party at the Nobar Hotel to which members and visitors attended filling up the seating capacity of the dining room to its 'full' extent; it is thought to be truthful: cold water drinkers never

Image of D.I.023 - unknown

D.I.023 - unknown

Unknown couple. Man standing, woman seated.

Image of D.I.078 - Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wagner - June 5, 1897

D.I.078 - Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wagner - June 5, 1897

Philip and Ada Lewis Wagner of Guemes Island. Photo taken on their wedding day, June 5, 1897. Mr. Wagner sitting in chair with arm resting on table and newspaper in hand. Mrs. Wagner is standing beside him. He is wearing a dark suit and vest with polka dot tie. She is wearing a long dark dress with a short jacket and holding a handkerchief.

Image of D.I.171 - Dr. T. B. Childs

D.I.171 - Dr. T. B. Childs

Dr. Thomas Bromley Childs of Anacortes.

Image of D.II.069 - Banquet

D.II.069 - Banquet

This banquet, held on 11-25-1890, celebrated establishment of "Transcontinental connection with Fidalgo Island and city of New York." On 11-27-1890, the ANACORTES AMERICAN devoted the entire front page to this event with a banner headline: "Ocean to Ocean - Fidalgo and Manhattan Island the Extreme Terminals -- From Anacortes to New York by Rail - Completion of the NPRR to Anacortes and Arrival of its First Train through City." (Note: this was not the first train to in Anacortes. See WF 0005 for photo of that event. WF 0006 is a celebration of the completion "of the northern extension of the Lake Shore Railroad", a branch line of the Northern Pacific.) The banquet was held in Oregon Improveme

Image of D.II.252 - Group dressed as pilgrims

D.II.252 - Group dressed as pilgrims

Unidentified group of people dressed as pilgrims for an unidentified event. On the back is written "Marie Stewart Crane"

Image of D.III.162 - Young Ladies Outing Club

D.III.162 - Young Ladies Outing Club

Portrait of four young women, the Young Ladies Outing Club, Anacortes, 1895. Pictured, left to right: Addie Davis Kasch (wearing glasses), Julia Arges, Annie See, Nora See (possibly Nora See, then Annie See - conflict in sources - back of photo and old card file

Image of D.IV.089.A,B - P Avenue   1890

D.IV.089.A,B - P Avenue 1890

View near corner of 4th Street looking north of P Avenue (later names Commercial Avenue) of the street in the final stages of being planked. Railroad tracks of the Seattle and Northern run down the street. Rail service finally connected Anacortes with Sedro Woolley on August 7, 1890. Note the real estate businesses on far end of right side of street. The hardware store on right corner is that of George McIntosh. It advertised in the 1891 City Directory as selling "Hardware, stoves, tinware." S. V. Christian's Bodega Bar is on the NE corner of P Avenue and 4th Street. Also see WF 0043, 0224, 0225.

Image of WF 0059.A,B,C,D,E,F,G -

WF 0059.A,B,C,D,E,F,G -

In 1891 a railroad line was completed between Anacortes and Fidalgo City (present Dewey Beach), a distance of eleven miles. Four new, dark maroon, electric passenger rail cars, each capable of accommodating 80 passengers, were purchased, the first ones in the Northwest. Photographs of the time show a railroad labeled Fidalgo City and Anacortes Electric Railway located on P/Commercial Avenue. The line may have proceeded south on P Avenue until it intersected with the Seattle Northern Line, then continued to Weaverling Spit where the company built a trestle across Fidalgo Bay to Munk's Landing on March's Point. (The bridge was used as a wagon bridge until c. 1920s.) Seattle Northern had just b

Image of D.IX.001.A,B,C,D, E - ROGRESS


Recreational sailing vessel. The PROGRESS. She had a sister ship the AMERICA. A) is a Glenn Davis reproduction.

Image of D.IX.005.A,B,C - AMERICAN, sailboat

D.IX.005.A,B,C - AMERICAN, sailboat

Recreational sailing vessel, AMERICAN.

Image of D.IX.017 - sailboat - recreation

D.IX.017 - sailboat - recreation

Unidentified recreational sailing craft with ten passengers. It is trailing a dinghy.

Image of D.IX.018.A,B -

D.IX.018.A,B -

The sternwheeler WASCO steaming in Fuca Sea after leaving Deception Pass heading west. On the back of A) is stamped "Douglas Allmond."

Image of D.IX.019 -

D.IX.019 -

The steamer WASCO going through Deception Pass. WASCO was one of the boats of the so-called Mosquito Fleet which swerved communities in the greater Puget Sound area. Boat and train were the main means of transportation until the late 1920s when they were rapidly replaced by the automobile.

Image of D.VI.013 - Logging c rew

D.VI.013 - Logging c rew

Logging operation on Fidalgo Island. Group of men sitting on pile of logs, team of horses at rear. Horses succeeded the ox teams of the 1870s and 1880s. Logs were hauled over skid roads to the log chute at the island's shore.Several local farmers raised prized draft horses, such as Percherons, whose strength and agility were prized in logging operations. Note the evidence of forest fire in this photo.

Image of D.VIII.003.A,B,C,D - Alaska Packers - Ship Harbor

D.VIII.003.A,B,C,D - Alaska Packers - Ship Harbor

Alaska Packers cannery in Ship Harbor, northwest side of Fidalgo Island . Back of "A" is stamped "D. B. Ewing, Photographer, Rucker Avenue, Everett, Wash." [See D.V.106.005 for another view]