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Name Sharpe's Corner

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Image of WF 0568.A,B - Dean's Corner

WF 0568.A,B - Dean's Corner

View of Sharpe's Corner, known at this time period as Dean's Corner. Charles Dean built this gas station in 1924 and the corner was subsequently known by that name, located at the southwest corner of State Route 20 and the State Route 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway). It was a gas station and market and later became a garage. [In an e-mail to Judy Hakins on February 6, 2008 Carl J. Howard he said: "My great grandmother (Jennie Howard) had a 160 acre "homestead" up there and her sister, Almina Griffin had the adjacent property to the north (from where the photo was taken and along the bay to the right.) The store was owned by Charles Dean and his wife Mabel. the store was an old fashion

Image of WF 1246 - Chamber of Commerce Welcome Sign

WF 1246 - Chamber of Commerce Welcome Sign

This sign was located at Sharpe's Corner, formerly Dean's Corner, at the junction of state route 20 and state route 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway). The 5-2-1940, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that the Chamber of Commerce sign welcoming visitors to Anacortes, located at "Stevenson and Dean Corner" would be repainted.

Image of WF 1815.A,B,C - MIlitary "Pick Up" Station

WF 1815.A,B,C - MIlitary "Pick Up" Station

This "Pick Up" station for servicemen was located on the southwest side of Sharpe's Corner (then called Dean's Corner) at the current junction of Highway 20 and 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway) in front of the 2009 site of Fidalgo Country Inn. This station was sponsored by the Anacortes Lions Club to help sailors trying to get to and from the Whidbey Island Naval Base. Due to gas rationing and restricted travel, hitchhiking was one of the few ways for military men to travel. The two sailors are unidentified; the man in the middle is Harry Cornell, member of the Anacortes Lions Club. See also WF 1816. The Anacortes Lions Club was chartered on January 7, 1937, primarily by young men

Image of WF 1816.A,B - Lions Club "Pick Up" Station

WF 1816.A,B - Lions Club "Pick Up" Station

This "Pick Up" station for servicemen was located on the southwest side of Sharpe's Corner (then call Dean's Corner) at the current junction of Highway 20 and 20 Spur (Paul Luvera Memorial Highway) in front of the 2009 site of Fidalgo Country Inn. This station was sponsored by the Anacortes Lions Club to help sailors trying to get to and from the Whidbey Island Naval Base. Due to gas rationing and restricted travel, hitchhiking was one of the few ways for military men to travel. The two sailors are unidentified; the other men were all Lions Club members and are, left to right: Phil Robbins, Ray McCullough, Harry Cornell, Fred Cartwright (Anacortes banker), Dr. Ed Dodge (Anacortes optometr

Image of AA 2002.0102.007.001-.008 - Highway 20 car accident

AA 2002.0102.007.001-.008 - Highway 20 car accident

"A tow truck driver prepares to haul away a Volvo that rolled over on Highway 20 west of Sharpe's Corner after the driver, a 17-year-old Friday Harbor woman, hit a patch of ice. The woman and her three male passengers, aged 17 and 18, were not hurt." Photo ran in ANACORTES AMERICAN of January 2, 2002 on page A2.

Image of AA 2002.0116.014 - Sharpe's Corner Highway 20

AA 2002.0116.014 - Sharpe's Corner Highway 20

Photo was taken (but not used) for a story on traffic safety that eventually ran in the Jan. 30, 2002 issue of the ANACORTES AMERICAN. It shows the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 20 Spur at Sharpe's Corner.

Image of 2014.030.102 - From Gilden family photos

2014.030.102 - From Gilden family photos

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This portrait is of an unidentified man wearing a suit and tie.

Image of 2014.030.012 - Frances Easter

2014.030.012 - Frances Easter

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This portrait of Frances Easter was taken 1925.

Image of 2014.030.013 - Frances Easter and Thelma Gilden

2014.030.013 - Frances Easter and Thelma Gilden

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This faded image is of Frances Easter and Thelma Gilden around the 1920s.

Image of 2014.030.014 - Balcomb family

2014.030.014 - Balcomb family

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image is of the Balcomb family - mother, father, daughter.

Image of 2014.030.001.A,B - Leona Gilden

2014.030.001.A,B - Leona Gilden

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image is of Leona Gilden in 1958, apparently as she was returning from the mail box in the background.

Image of 2014.030.002 - Leona Gilden

2014.030.002 - Leona Gilden

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image, taken in July 1960, is of Leona Gilden on the lawn with a shake house in the background.

Image of 2014.030.003 - Sid Hewson and Leona Gilden

2014.030.003 - Sid Hewson and Leona Gilden

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image of Leona Gilden and Sid Hewson was taken in 1967 under a tree; there is a car in the background.

Image of 2014.030.004 - Leona Gilden

2014.030.004 - Leona Gilden

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image is of Leona Gilden in April 1967 dressed in red in front of bushes.

Image of 2014.030.005 - Joe and Olive Kirk

2014.030.005 - Joe and Olive Kirk

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image is of Joe and Olive Kirk in front of a house.

Image of 2014.030.006 - Helen Gardner and Lee

2014.030.006 - Helen Gardner and Lee

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image was taken in August 1964 of Helen Gardner and Lee in a garden.

Image of 2014.030.007 - Helen Gardner and Sid Hewson

2014.030.007 - Helen Gardner and Sid Hewson

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image was taken in August 1964 of Helen Gardner and Sid Hewson in a garden.

Image of 2014.030.008 - Sid Hewson, Grace Gilden, and Lee Gardner

2014.030.008 - Sid Hewson, Grace Gilden, and Lee Gardner

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image was taken in August 1964 of Sid Hewson, Grace Gilden, and Lee Gardner in a garden.

Image of 2014.030.009 - Lee and Helen Gardner & grandchildren

2014.030.009 - Lee and Helen Gardner & grandchildren

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image was taken in 1964 of Lee and Helen Gardner with their grandchildren. They are standing behind a car, and there is snow on the ground.

Image of 2014.030.010 - Bob, Thelma Gilden Hewson, Dorothy Hawes

2014.030.010 - Bob, Thelma Gilden Hewson, Dorothy Hawes

A collection of photographs of the Gilden family was given to the museum by Tami Gilden. The family had a farm at Summit Park near Sharpe's Corner. This image was taken on July 3, 1974, of Bob, Thelma Gilden Hewson, and Dorothy Hawes sitting at a table.