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Name Causland Park

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Image of 2017.007.037 - Essay

2017.007.037 - Essay

"Fourteen Brave Men: Park is Monument to Local Heros" is an undated essay Wallie Funk wrote about Causland Park.

Image of 2012.089.002 - Program

2012.089.002 - Program

Program for the 4th of July 2012 celebration held at Causland Memorial Park after the 4th of July Parade

Image of 2012.102.054 - Newspaper

2012.102.054 - Newspaper

Photocopy of newspaper article: "A salute to Veterans Day", Members of Boy Scout Troop 81 salute the flag carried by a Marine Corps color Guard at Causland Memorial Park in Anacortes Wednesday. The groups participated in a ceremony recognizing veterans at the park names for veteran Harry Causland. He and 13 others from the area died in the line of duty during World War I. Causland died October 22, 1918, in a battlefield at Banthville Hill, France. Pictured at right is veteran and Master of Ceremonies E. A. "Bud" Strom". Photo taken by Matt Wallis, Skagit Valley Herald Boy scouts in photo: far right- David Gruye. 4th scout in on right (not shown) is Shaun M. Hakins. From scrapboo

Image of 2013.081.033 - Memoir

2013.081.033 - Memoir

Gisele Van Slyke is the daughter of Jean Baptiste LePage who designed and built Causland Park in Anacortes. In October 2012 she created a 54 page memoir which included 10 pages of her illustrations. Most of the story is her own autobiography, but it is possibly to glean the biography of her father from the pages.

Image of 2014.010.001 - Brochure

2014.010.001 - Brochure

This brochure on Causland Park is a two-sided 8.5 x 11 presented in tri-fold form. It was produced by the City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department c. 1995. The cover is a drawing or photo of the gazebo, and the rest is history of the park.

Image of 2014.011.041 - article

2014.011.041 - article

On July 28, 1976, the ANACORTES AMERICAN ran an article titled, "Croatian dancers will show style." During the Arts and Crafts Festival, July 31 and August 1, the dancers would be featured in a program at Causland Park. The dancers in the photo are not identified.

Image of 2014.029.002 - Brochure

2014.029.002 - Brochure

Brochure for visitors. "Places to See Places to Go, Hours to Spend in Anacortes, compliments of…Anacortes Chamber of Commerce". contains "Sightseeing around Anacortes, Where to Go while Waiting for the Ferry: Short Trips in and Near Our City." Trip 1 - Causland Park; trip 2 - Cap Sante Park; trip 3 - Guemes Island; trip 4 - Sunset Beach; trip 5 - Lake Forest Drive [aka Heart Lake Road]; trip 6 - Mt. Erie; trip 7 - Rosario Beach; trip 8 - Reservation Bay [aka Bowman's Bay]; trip 9 - Deception Pass Bridge; trip 10 - Cranberry Lake; trip 11 - Similk Beach; trip 12 - Swinomish and Hope Island; fishing, Industry visits, Information, Service clubs, church directory with a small sketch map of lo

Image of 2013.077.317 - Correspondence

2013.077.317 - Correspondence

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.

Image of 2013.077.330 - Guidebook

2013.077.330 - Guidebook

On December 10, 1980, there was a Public Art/Historic Building Tour which included: Dr. Child's House Anacortes Hotel Fountain on Museum grounds Causland Park Episcopal Church Valentine Funk House McCracken Sculpture and Callahan Mural McNaught Building Depot Seafarers' Memorial McCracken Bronzes in student lounge of high school Page one is a schematic of the route and sites. Page two has descriptions of the Childs house, Anacortes Hotel, Episcopal Church, Valentine Funk house, and the McNaught Building. Page three tells the historic significance of the depot building.

Image of 2013.077.381 - Article

2013.077.381 - Article

The City Beautification Committee were Paul Luvera, Sr., Jim Nielson, Marjorie Klingman, Bernice Smith, and Gen Carroll sometime in the term of Mayor Antony Mustacich (1958-1960). In this SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD article they are shown looking at an azalea as a sample of the many azaleas which were scheduled in a work party on May 14 to be added to Causland Park. It was hoped that the new slogan would be, "Anacortes, City of Azaleas."

Image of 1997.019.001.084 - Newspaper

1997.019.001.084 - Newspaper

THE SEATTLE TIMES in its Sunday Rotogravure Pictorial of May 13, 1962, published a Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands loop tour for visitors attending the 1962 Seattle World Fair. On the cover of the insert is a color photo of Deception Pass Bridge taken from Fidalgo Island. Black and white photos pertaining to Fidalgo Island include a log raft entering Skagit Bay from Deception Pass, a view looking south from Mt. Erie, Causland Park, and looking south from Washington Park to Burroughs Bay.

Image of 2015.059.012 - Program

2015.059.012 - Program

Anacortes Women of Today organized the parade and celebration at Causland Park on July 4, 2007. The printed program included five songs which were led by Alex Dunton in a patriotic sing along; he also sang the "Star Spangled Banner." Judy Jewell was the town crier and also sang "Oh, Canada" with Bert Stevens. Mayor Dean Maxwell gave the welcome address. Also included in the program were Boy Scout Troop #81, Doug Fakkema, Hollie Brand, the Anacortes Harmonaires and Doug Glein.

Image of 2016.016.014 - Program

2016.016.014 - Program

The Junior High Spring Concert of 1947 was held at Causland Park. The director was Gwen Bear, and the accompanist was Joline Cross. 13 pieces were performed by the choir.

Image of 1996.003.011 -

1996.003.011 -

St. Mary Catholic Church from Causland Park in the snow. The steeple of the old church was still in place.

Image of 1997.084 - Causland Park gazebo

1997.084 - Causland Park gazebo

The rock gazebo at Causland Park.

Image of 1997.085 - Causland Park gazebo & sitting area

1997.085 - Causland Park gazebo & sitting area

Gazebo and sitting area at Causland Park.

Image of 2006.071.013 - Causland Memorial Park

2006.071.013 - Causland Memorial Park

Photocopy of black and white postcard of Causland Memorial Park.

Image of 2006.071.015 - Causland Park

2006.071.015 - Causland Park

Causland Park with gazebo and early St. Mary Catholic Church.

Image of 2006.018.013 - 2006.018.013

2006.018.013 - 2006.018.013

View of trees in Causland Park.

Image of 2002.039.033 - Causland Park

2002.039.033 - Causland Park

Color photo of Causland Park .