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Name Russian Cement

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Image of D.XXII.014 - Postcard, Russian Cement Co., Anacortes, WA

D.XXII.014 - Postcard, Russian Cement Co., Anacortes, WA

"Plant of the Russian Cement Co., Anacortes, Washington". Postcard No. 2504, Pub. by Pacific Novelty Co. of San Francisco, Cal. Made in Germany". unused card. Back is stamped "Madge D. Stafford" who worked (volunteer) in the museum in its early stages.

Image of D.XXII.030 - Russian Cement Co.

D.XXII.030 - Russian Cement Co.

"Glue Factory, Anacortes, Wash." Postmarked Oct 1 5 PM 1910 Anacortes, Wash. Written to: "Mrs. E. C. Tholstrup, 1102 Harrison St., Seattle, Wash." Dear Sister, I am sorry to hear that you are sick you better come down here and get well. Alls well down here. H. is building house and I am all alone. Good by, Paul"

Image of WF 1947 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1947 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1948 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1948 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The image also shows the chute from the plant that carried fish heads to the scows at water's edge. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Traf

Image of WF 1949 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1949 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The image also shows fish heads from the plant spilling down the chute to the scow at water's edge. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Traf

Image of WF 1950 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1950 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The image also shows fish heads from the plant loaded into the scow at water's edge. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1951 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1951 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image looks south from the dock toward Oakes Avenue and the houses on the bluff. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1952 - Purse seiner ANN R.

WF 1952 - Purse seiner ANN R.

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image slows the purse seiner ANN R. as it hauls salmon heads out to sea. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1953 - R. F. No. 21, Anacortes - scow

WF 1953 - R. F. No. 21, Anacortes - scow

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image shows a scow, "R. F. No. 21, Anacortes". The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1954 - Trafton Fisheries

WF 1954 - Trafton Fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image shows scows full of fish heads being towed by the purse seiner Ann R. as it heads out to sea.. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1955 - Trafton Fisheries

WF 1955 - Trafton Fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image shows scows full of fish heads being towed by the purse seiner Ann R. as it heads out to sea.. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of D.V.093.001-.003 - interior of Russian Cement Plant

D.V.093.001-.003 - interior of Russian Cement Plant

The Russian Cement Plant was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota avenues. The glue industry in Anacortes utilized the waste products of the fish canneries to produce glue. Directly west of this plant was Robinson Fisheries. Robinson was the earliest fish cannery on record to begin making byproducts of the fish canning industry such as fertilizer, fish oil, and glue which they started in 1897. It is quite possible that the Russian Cement Plant, which began making glue, fertilizer, fish oil, etc. in 1907, took over this portion of Robinson's operation. [See 10-12-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN] On 2-27-1913, the paper reported Anacortes had shipped "100 tons fish glue" and "75

Image of D.V.094.002 - Russian Cement Plant on Guemes Channel

D.V.094.002 - Russian Cement Plant on Guemes Channel

The Russian Cement Plant was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota avenues. The glue industry in Anacortes utilized the waste products of the fish canneries to produce glue. Directly west of this plant was Robinson Fisheries. Robinson was the earliest fish cannery on record to begin making byproducts of the fish canning industry such as fertilizer, fish oil, and glue which they started in 1897. It is quite possible that the Russian Cement Plant, which began making glue, fertilizer, fish oil, etc. in 1907, took over this portion of Robinson's operation. [See 10-12-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN] On 2-27-1913, the paper reported Anacortes had shipped "100 tons fish glue" and "75