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Name Dean's Corner

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Image of WF 0568.A,B - Dean's Corner

WF 0568.A,B - Dean's Corner

View of Sharpe's Corner, known at this time period as Dean's Corner. Charles Dean built this gas station in 1924 and the corner was subsequently known by that name, located at the southwest corner of State Route 20 and the State Route 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway). It was a gas station and market and later became a garage. [In an e-mail to Judy Hakins on February 6, 2008 Carl J. Howard he said: "My great grandmother (Jennie Howard) had a 160 acre "homestead" up there and her sister, Almina Griffin had the adjacent property to the north (from where the photo was taken and along the bay to the right.) The store was owned by Charles Dean and his wife Mabel. the store was an old fashion

Image of WF 1246 - Chamber of Commerce Welcome Sign

WF 1246 - Chamber of Commerce Welcome Sign

This sign was located at Sharpe's Corner, formerly Dean's Corner, at the junction of state route 20 and state route 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway). The 5-2-1940, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that the Chamber of Commerce sign welcoming visitors to Anacortes, located at "Stevenson and Dean Corner" would be repainted.

Image of WF 1815.A,B,C - MIlitary "Pick Up" Station

WF 1815.A,B,C - MIlitary "Pick Up" Station

This "Pick Up" station for servicemen was located on the southwest side of Sharpe's Corner (then called Dean's Corner) at the current junction of Highway 20 and 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway) in front of the 2009 site of Fidalgo Country Inn. This station was sponsored by the Anacortes Lions Club to help sailors trying to get to and from the Whidbey Island Naval Base. Due to gas rationing and restricted travel, hitchhiking was one of the few ways for military men to travel. The two sailors are unidentified; the man in the middle is Harry Cornell, member of the Anacortes Lions Club. See also WF 1816. The Anacortes Lions Club was chartered on January 7, 1937, primarily by young men

Image of WF 1816.A,B - Lions Club "Pick Up" Station

WF 1816.A,B - Lions Club "Pick Up" Station

This "Pick Up" station for servicemen was located on the southwest side of Sharpe's Corner (then call Dean's Corner) at the current junction of Highway 20 and 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway) in front of the 2009 site of Fidalgo Country Inn. This station was sponsored by the Anacortes Lions Club to help sailors trying to get to and from the Whidbey Island Naval Base. Due to gas rationing and restricted travel, hitchhiking was one of the few ways for military men to travel. The two sailors are unidentified; the other men were all Lions Club members and are, left to right: Phil Robbins, Ray McCullough, Harry Cornell, Fred Cartwright (Anacortes banker), Dr. Ed Dodge (Anacortes optometr