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Image of 2011.037.026 - Booklet

2011.037.026 - Booklet

The Anacortes Story compiled by Dan Wollam. Also see: 2012.004

Image of 2014.068.001 - Map

2014.068.001 - Map

Great Northern Railway map through Anacortes. Map #8900-4 is dated April 23, 1956.

Image of 2014.068.002 - Map

2014.068.002 - Map

Great Northern Railway map through Anacortes across Fidalgo Bay. Map #8904 is dated July 16, 1957.

Image of 2012.087.001-.002 - Model- Depot

2012.087.001-.002 - Model- Depot

The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. .001) body of building .002) removable roof This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was made by Mr. Carroll Francis Stromberg and donated to the Anacortes Museum by his wife, Carol Stromberg, after hi

Image of 2012.087.003-.004.A,B,C,D - Track Section

2012.087.003-.004.A,B,C,D - Track Section

4 pieces of track section and cork to put under track for model 2012.087.001-.002 The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. .003) 4 track sections .004) 4 cork strips to put under track sections This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was

Image of 2012.087.007 - Model

2012.087.007 - Model

Model of a train shed at a railroad depot. Made for use with 2012.087 models The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was made by Mr. Carroll Francis Stromberg and donated to the Anacortes Museum by hi

Image of 2012.087.008 - Model

2012.087.008 - Model

Model of a shack or shed at a railroad depot. Made for use with 2012.087 models The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was made by Mr. Carroll Francis Stromberg and donated to the Anacortes Museum b

Image of D.VI.055.A,B - Cavanaugh Mill

D.VI.055.A,B - Cavanaugh Mill

View of Great Northern boxcar in front of Cavanaugh Mill (J.H. Cavanaugh and Sons) at the foot of 27th Street between S and T avenues. James Cavanaugh, a native of New York, came to Anacortes in 1902 and opened the first of two mills. That year it reported it shipped 36,000 shingles annually to the eastern United States. (SEBRING'S SKAGIT COUNTY ILLUSTRATED) The ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on 9-28-1911, "New machinery for Cavanaugh Shingle Mill ... on the 'southside.' " Mill had just installed a "complete new line of machinery including six upright shingle machines." On 4-30-1913 it reported that two Cavanaugh mills were running at that point; Charles M. Cavanaugh ran Mill 1 and James Cavanau

Image of WF 0062.A,B -

WF 0062.A,B -

This photograph show the north side of the Anacortes Train Depot at 6th and I Avenue built in 1890. On 11-27-1890, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported this depot was a focal point as the town celebrated establishment of, "Transcontinental connection with Fidalgo Island and city of New York." The first excursion train to arrive in town that day, "passed 10th Street Depot and stopped at foot of Avenue I where Reception Committee awaited its arrival. People left the train cars and formed in columns by fours and took up the line of march. Walked to 10th Street Depot where the second train arrived."

Image of 2002.004.004.002 - Railroad Depot 8th - R

2002.004.004.002 - Railroad Depot 8th - R

Originally 3 postcards glued to black paper; all were separated and entered as 2002.004.001.001-.003. This card is of the Great Northern Rail depot located at 611 R Avenue. Shows the depot, steam engine #290 on the tracks. Men are waiting for the train and there are 3 horse and buggy "hacks" [taxi] awaiting customers. Methodist Episcopal Church is in the background.

Image of WF 0494.A,B - J.H. Cavanaugh and Sons

WF 0494.A,B - J.H. Cavanaugh and Sons

View of Great Northern boxcar in front of Cavanaugh Mill (J.H. Cavanaugh and Sons) at the foot of 27th Street between S and T avenues. James Cavanaugh, a native of New York, came to Anacortes in 1902 and opened the first of two mills. That year it reported it shipped 36,000 shingles annually to the eastern United States. (SEBRING'S SKAGIT COUNTY ILLUSTRATED) The ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on 9-28-1911, "New machinery for Cavanaugh Shingle Mill ... on the 'southside.' " Mill had just installed a "complete new line of machinery including six upright shingle machines." On 4-30-1913 it reported that two Cavanaugh mills were running at that point; Charles M. Cavanaugh ran Mill 1 and James Cavanau

Image of D.IV.062 - Train depot, 1890-1911

D.IV.062 - Train depot, 1890-1911

This photograph shows the north side of the Anacortes train depot at 6th Street and I Avenue. On 11-27-1890 the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported this depot was a focal point as the town celebrated establishment of, "Trancontinental connection with Fidalgo Island and city of New York." The first excursion train to arrive in town that day, "passed 10th Street Depot and stopped at foot of Avenue I where Reception Committee awaited its arrival. People left the train cars and formed in columns by fours and took up the line of march. Walked to 10th Street Depot where the second train arrived."

Image of 2009.058.003 - Great Northern Depot

2009.058.003 - Great Northern Depot

Great Northern railroad depot, 7th Street and R Avenue (611 R Avenue), showing brick paved outdoor waiting area and train approaching depot in foreground. Postcard: #43854 was published by Patton Post Card Co., Salem, Oregon; Sample from Curt Teich & Co., Chicago, Ill..

Image of WF 5472.A,B - Great Northern Depot, Anacortes

WF 5472.A,B - Great Northern Depot, Anacortes

A train is stopped at the Great Northern Depot at 7th and R ( 611 R Avenue) in Anacortes. The Methodist Church at 8th and Q is visible at right. The 6-29-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on the depot's opening, "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center.

Image of WF 5473 - Great Northern Depot, Anacortes

WF 5473 - Great Northern Depot, Anacortes

This is a lengthwise (north to south) view of the Great Northern Depot at 7th and R (611 R Avenue) in Anacortes. The 6-29-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on the depot's opening, "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center.

Image of WF 5474 - Great Northern train depot

WF 5474 - Great Northern train depot

A train is stopped at the Great Northern Depot at 7th and R in Anacortes. The 6-29-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on the depot's opening, "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center.

Image of WF 5475.A,B - "Galloping Goose" - railroad motorbus

WF 5475.A,B - "Galloping Goose" - railroad motorbus

A Great Northern Railroad "conveyance" replaced comfortable cars when passenger service began declining after 1920. From 1922 through the 1930s, the "Galloping Goose" carried passengers between Anacortes and Rockport. Note the sign on the right side of the image: Maryland Cafe, 314 Commercial. The Maryland Cafe opened there c . 1922 and remained at that location through the early 1940s when it moved to 1712 Commercial. The 6-29-1922 ANACORTES AMERICAN published a photo of this "Great Northern Motorbus", as it was called. The goose replaced another similar car, inaugurated on the Anacortes run in 1913; see "New gasoline electric passenger car arrives," in the 2-17-1913 ANACORTES AMERICAN.