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Name Perry's Island

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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 D.X.030.A,B - March's Pt area ?

D.X.030.A,B - March's Pt area ?

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 0712 - Caroline Kavanaugh

WF 0712 - Caroline Kavanaugh

Portrait of "Grandma" Kavanaugh. She was an early pioneer of the Anacortes area. She is variously reported to have been born on March's Point , Samish Island, and Vancouver Island in approximately 1836; she died February 9, 1919, and is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery in Anacortes. Princess Tol Stola was the daughter of a Swinomish chief; her mother died when Tol Stola was young so she went to live with a white family on Bellingham Bay where she met her first husband, Lt. Samuel Davis, the nephew of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. They lived at Fort Bellingham where she acquired the name Caroline and became a Catholic; even when old, she regularly walked 6 miles to LaConner to attend chu