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Name Great Northern Railroad

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Image of 2009.022.005 - Map

2009.022.005 - Map

Map of the City of Anacortes, Skagit County Washington. Many additions name. Example: BOWMANS CEN SHIP HARBOUR.

Image of E.IV.063.004 - Map

E.IV.063.004 - Map

Map showing Anacortes from O-R Avenue and the Guemes Channel through 3rd Street. Sanborn Maps #4, published November 1907. The plat shows occupied land, especially for businesses. The left insets are of Robinson's Fisheries Company and docks for Great Northern Railroad Company's general warehouses, Chlopeck Fish Company and Anacortes Produce Company.

Image of E.IV.063.011 - Map

E.IV.063.011 - Map

Map shows Anacortes from S-Q Avenue and 20th-24th Street. Sanborn Maps #11. Published in November 1907, these eight blocks are sparsely populated. The Mt. Baker Hotel is located on the southwest corner of 22nd and R Avenue and includes a dining room. J. E. Hamilton's Shingle Mill is at 21st and S Avenue. The Great Northern Railroad's main line runs from the southeast to the northwest on this map, with a spur track to a paint shop and another spur heading north along R Avenue just north of 22nd St.

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 2012.070 - Model - Car, Passenger

2012.070 - Model - Car, Passenger

Unassembled Pullman Car kit (model); HO 12-1 Pullman Sleepter, 5349 Great Northern "Anacortes" Pullman Green, Gold Lettering, Ice Air Conditioning, BLUEPRINT SERIES by Branchline Trains. Side of car reads: "Pullman EMPIRE BUILDER, Pullman, ANACORTES". Includes instruction and glue. See photograph D.V.091 for train at McNaught Dock at the Foot of I Street, 1890, near what is now (2012) the Washington State Ferry Dock. Seattle Northern R. R. is in the foreground.

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 WF 0263 -

WF 0263 -

This colored enlargement of a postcard is of the exterior view of the Carnegie Library, built on the SW corner of 8th and M Avenue between 1909 and 1910 as the result of an intensive effort to bring a public library to Anacortes. In 1908 a committee formed to ascertain if Carnegie funds for a library could be obtained. By May, the "ladies of Anacortes" and Anacortes Federation of Women's Clubs" had mounted a subscription drive to raise the funds necessary to match a Carnegie grant, according to the 5-7-1908, ANACORTES AMERICAN. In July, Anacortes City Council adopted Carnegie Library Resolution, authorizing a $1000 tax levy for library maintenance, the donation of a building site, and $1500

Image of WF 0264 -

WF 0264 -

This colored enlargement of a postcard is of the exterior view of the Carnegie Library, built on the SW corner of 8th and M Avenue between 1909 and 1910 as the result of an intensive effort to bring a public library to Anacortes. In 1908 a committee formed to ascertain if Carnegie funds for a library could be obtained. By May, the "ladies of Anacortes" and Anacortes Federation of Women's Clubs" had mounted a subscription drive to raise the funds necessary to match a Carnegie grant, according to the 5-7-1908, ANACORTES AMERICAN. In July, Anacortes City Council adopted Carnegie Library Resolution, authorizing a $1000 tax levy for library maintenance, the donation of a building site, and $1500

Image of WF 0549 - Fidalgo Bay Railroad bridge

WF 0549 - Fidalgo Bay Railroad bridge

Railroad bridge over Fidalgo Bay. View taken from Weaverling Spit and looks east toward March's Point. The bridge was built by the Seattle and Northern Railroad in the summer of 1890. The 8-3-1889, ANACORTES PROGRESS reported on the progress of the bridge and stated, "Piling for long bridge across Fidalgo Bay will soon be completed." The first train reached Anacortes in August 1890 and that month the Seattle and Northern was taken over by the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1902, the Great Northern Railroad took control of this line, hence the caption on the photo, "G. N. Railway bridge on Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes, Wash." Weaverling Spit is at left, above railroad bridge.

Image of WF 1341.A,B,C,D - Funeral at Eagles Hall

WF 1341.A,B,C,D - Funeral at Eagles Hall

In this view, pallbearers are carrying a coffin from a funeral at the Eagles' Hall at 901 7th Street to a hearse on 7th Street. See WF 1196. Note the Great Northern Railroad Depot on R Avenue. The hearse with "H" on the glass by the driver's door was from Haugen Funeral Parlor; see WF 1147, 1751. Many of Anacortes' fraternities and industrial unions provided funeral and burial services for their members. A funeral notice in the 3-22-1906 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Johnny Johnson laid to rest by Shingle Weavers Union. One of the strongest unions in existence and known for the beautiful manner in which the dead are cared for." The Oddfellows, (begun in 1891), Masons (1891) and the Frater

Image of WF 1342 - Funeral at Eagles Hall

WF 1342 - Funeral at Eagles Hall

In this view, six pallbearers are carrying a coffin from a funeral at the Eagles' Hall at 901 7th Street to a hearse on 7th Street. See WF 1196. Note the Elks Building in rear of photo on the northwest corner of 6th and Q Avenue. Many of Anacortes' fraternities and industrial unions provided funeral and burial services for their members. A funeral notice in the 3-22-1906 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Johnny Johnson laid to rest by Shingle Weavers Union. One of the strongest unions in existence and known for the beautiful manner in which the dead are cared for." The Oddfellows, (begun in 1891), Masons (1891) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles (1902) provided funeral and burial services for th

Image of WF 1343 - Funeral at Elks Lodge

WF 1343 - Funeral at Elks Lodge

This view looks west on 6th Street at a line of hearses. This image, and WF 1344, probably document the funeral procession for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the 10-19 and 10-26 -1933 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th and Commercial and lived there with his family. The gas station was erec

Image of WF 1344 - Funeral at Elks lodge

WF 1344 - Funeral at Elks lodge

This view looks west on 6th Street at a line of hearses. This image, and WF 1343, probably document the funeral procession for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the 10-19 and 10-26 -1933 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th and Commercial and lived there with his family. The gas station was erec

Image of WF 1345 - Funeral at Elks lodge

WF 1345 - Funeral at Elks lodge

This image documents the funeral for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the October 19 and October 26, 1933 in the ANACORTES AMERICAN. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th Street and Commercial Avenue and lived there with his family. The gas station was erected in 1928, and the 1930 U. S. Census lists Henry (45), G

Image of WF 1346 - Funeral at Elks lodge

WF 1346 - Funeral at Elks lodge

This image documents the funeral for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the October 19 and October 26, 1933. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th Street and Commercial Avenue and lived there with his family. The gas station was erected in 1928, and the 1930 U. S. Census lists Henry (45), Gena (28), Lester (14), Iren

Image of WF 1210 - Carnegie Library

WF 1210 - Carnegie Library

This is an exterior view of the Anacortes Carnegie Library, built on the southwest corner of 8th and M Avenue between 1909-1910. It was the result of an intensive effort by the women of Anacortes to build a public library. In 1908 a committee formed to ascertain if Andrew Carnegie funds for a library could be obtained. By May, the "ladies of Anacortes" and the Federation of Women's Clubs had begun a subscription drive to raise the town's portion of funds that would be needed to match any Carnegie grant; see the 5-7-1908 ANACORTES AMERICAN. In July, the Anacortes City Council adopted the Carnegie Library Resolution, authorizing a $1000 tax levy for library maintenance, the donation of a build