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Image of WF 0428 - Apex Fish Company

WF 0428 - Apex Fish Company

Apex Fish Company began c. 1902 at the foot of I Avenue. It was leased by W. F. Robinson in 1904. Lee Wakefield assumed management of the cannery in 1909. The 2-17-1910, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "$211,500 Cannery Deal. Lee Wakefield purchases shares in Apex Cannery owned by Woolard and Dow and announced plans to run cannery on profit sharing plan." In 1914 Apex greatly enlarged with the purchase of Matheson Fisheries at the foot of J Avenue. It then claimed to be the second largest cannery in the world, and in one day during the 1914 season processed 50,000 salmon. Second only to Pacific American Fisheries, it operated 3 fish traps off Whidbey Island and hired 378 Chinese, 334 Japanese, 3

Image of WF 0542.A,B - March's Point road

WF 0542.A,B - March's Point road

Charles Judd photo showing road on northeast tip of March's Point. View looks east across Padilla Bay to Bay View. Point originally mapped as "Sachem Point" by Charles Wilkes's 1842 U.S. Exploring Expedition. The point was of great significance to local Indians, who had several villages here and regularly burned over the point's natural prairie lands to encourage growth of native edible plants. The first recorded whites to settle on Fidalgo Island, and Skagit County, did so on March's Point, despite the fact that the peninsula was promised to local Indians as part of the Swinomish Indian Reservation in the 1855 Point Elliot Treaty. First white to settle on the tip of this point was O. V. Russ

Image of WF 0543 - Hiram March's home

WF 0543 - Hiram March's home

Charles Judd photo showing home of Hiram and Kate March, northeast side of March's Point. View looks south on March's Point Road as it heads from tip down east side of point. March's Point was originally mapped as Sachem Point by Charles Wilkes's 1842 U. S. Exploring Expedition. The point was of great significance to the region's Indian tribes, who had several villages on the point and regularly burned over the point's natural prairie lands to encourage the growth of native edible plants. The first recorded white to settle on the tip of this point was O. V. Russell. A "quiet, peaceable, harmless old man", Russell was found "cruelly and barbarously murdered on the beach at his residence" on 7-

Image of WF 1434 - Marineer Parade - drum and bugle corps

WF 1434 - Marineer Parade - drum and bugle corps

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a Drum and Bugle Corps of unknown origin, possibly from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Just beyond, a fire engine followed by a group of Indians are visible. It is an excellent view of the west side of Commercial between 5th and 6th. Businesses and buildings L - R: Bank of Commerce (1926), Snyder's Pharmacy (1926), Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building (1891) with Amsberry's Cafe, Foss Building (1903) with Buster Brown Shoes. Buster Brown began business c. 1921 at 704 Commercial and moved to this address at 516 Commercial by 1934 through the mid-1940s. Next are the Pioneer Building (1898), Shannon Building (1899) on the southwest corner of 6th a

Image of WF 1435 - Marineer Parade - fire engine

WF 1435 - Marineer Parade - fire engine

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a fire engine followed by a group of Indians. Note the "A. F. D." on the front of the engine. It is an excellent view of the west side of Commercial between 5th and 6th. Businesses and buildings L - R: Bank of Commerce (1926), Snyder's Pharmacy (1926), Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building (1891) with Amsberry's Cafe, Foss Building (1903) with Buster Brown Shoes. Buster Brown began business c. 1921 at 704 Commercial and moved to this address at 516 Commercial by 1934 through the mid-1940s. Next are the Pioneer Building (1898), Shannon Building (1899) on the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial. The Bank of Commerce building at the right edge

Image of WF 1436 - Marineer Pageant - group of Indians

WF 1436 - Marineer Pageant - group of Indians

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a group of Indians at 5th and Commercial. Six men lead the group followed by 12 women and children. It is possible these were the same Indians associated with the teepees seen in WF 1419. None of these individuals were identified by elders of the Swinomish tribe during the fall 2002 identification sessions, which may indicate they are from out of this area. It is an excellent view of the west side of Commercial between 5th and 6th. Businesses and buildings L - R: Bank of Commerce (1926), Snyder's Pharmacy (1926), Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building (1891) with Amsberry's Cafe, Foss Building (1903) with Buster Brown Shoes. Buster Brown began bus

Image of WF 1437.001 - Marineer Parade - Indians

WF 1437.001 - Marineer Parade - Indians

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a group of Indians at 5th and Commercial. Six men lead the group followed by 12 women and children. It is possible these were the same Indians associated with the teepees seen in WF 1419. None of these individuals were identified by elders of the Swinomish tribe during the fall 2002 identification sessions. The view is looking west at Anacortes Drug Company which was located here c. 1903 - c. 1962. Located in the Empire Building on the northwest corner of 5th and Commercial, its phone booth is in the Anacortes Museum collection. The Empire Building was built in 1905. The 4-27-1905 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "New brick building to be erected

Image of WF 1437.002 - Marineer Parade - Indians

WF 1437.002 - Marineer Parade - Indians

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a group of Indians at 5th and Commercial. Six men lead the group followed by 12 women and children. It is possible these were the same Indians associated with the teepees seen in WF 1419. None of these individuals were identified by elders of the Swinomish tribe during the fall 2002 identification sessions. The view is looking west at Anacortes Drug Company which was located here c. 1903 - c. 1962. Located in the Empire Building on the northwest corner of 5th and Commercial, its phone booth is in the Anacortes Museum collection. The Empire Building was built in 1905. The 4-27-1905 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "New brick building to be erected