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Name Sachem Point

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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 0682 - March's Point airfield

WF 0682 - March's Point airfield

View of plane on March's Point Airfield. Next to the plane a Standard Oil fuel truck is parked and a man is pouring fuel into the plane's gas tank. The June 14, 1928, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that Kiwanis Club had leased land from Fred March for a 2000' airstrip on March's Point. March, born in 1877, was the son of Hiram and Kate March. Hiram settled on Fidalgo in 1863, taking a claim on Sachem Point, which eventually became known by March's name. See WF 0543. The August 2, 1928, paper reported on the airfield's inauguration. 10,000 spectators attended the event and witnessed planes fly in from the Puget Sound region. An "airplane" marriage took place between Richard Fenno and Minnie Kirkm