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Image of 1997.019.001.034 - Article

1997.019.001.034 - Article

ANACORTES DAILY MERCURY published an article on May 26, 1948, announcing that Anacortes Veneer would build a $500,000 hard board plant. "The new plant will utilize waste material from mills. This waste material will be ground, cooked, mixed with other materials, and finally put through a hot press." This produces a hard board panel 4 by 8 feet and 1/4 inch thick. Anacortes Veneer began in 1937 as Anacortes Plywood, Inc., a workers cooperative built on the former site of Fidalgo Lumber and Box which had burned about two years before. In 1936, Olympia employees of Washington Veneer decided to organize their own cooperative plywood mill. Their undertaking was representative of the many "coope

Image of 2001.096.068 - Drawing

2001.096.068 - Drawing

Leaping Salmon was drawn on black board with chalk by Maris P. Bruch.

Image of 2014.015 - Board

2014.015 - Board

A rough cut board from Anacortes Lumber and Box was found c. 1995 in two pieces in the attic of Bill Bean's house at Dewey Beach. The two pieces, each 10-12.75 x 50.25 were glued together by the donor before they were given to the museum. Anacortes Lumber and Box was in business from c. 1904 - 1941 at 3rd and R Avenue. The mill was built on the original site of the Bowman Mill, constructed in 1890 at the foot of Cap Sante. In 1902, the Great Northern Mill opened on the Bowman site but closed the following year. In 1904, a third mill, Anacortes Lumber and Box, arose at the site. The March 18, 1909, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Improvements at Local Lumber Mill. Anacortes Lumber and Box b

Image of 2012.098.221 - man in a car with dog on the running board

2012.098.221 - man in a car with dog on the running board

Taken at an unknown time and place, a car is parked in front of a house with a man at the wheel and a dog on the running board. Came in with photographs of Ole A. Foss family.

Image of 2012.098.242 - child in white hat and  jacket

2012.098.242 - child in white hat and jacket

Taken at an unknown time and place, a young child is standing on a board and wearing a white hat and jacket. Came in with photographs of Ole A. Foss family.

Image of WF 6637.001-.002 - four unidentified men

WF 6637.001-.002 - four unidentified men

On July 15, 1955, the first meeting of the Peoples Bank advisory committee met at the Shell refinery conference room on March's Point. Left to right around the table are: Gene Dunlap - LaConner Phil Strack - Seattle Gus Arneson - Anacortes Veneer Lloyd Foster - Port of Anacortes Jack Green - Everett Fred Cartwright - Anacortes Peoples Bank manager Howard Hansen - Seattle Ellsworth Olson - Anacortes Peoples Bank assistant manager William McCracken - Anacortes Ice Company Ben Driftmier, Sr. - Anacortes attorney Joshua Green - President of Peoples Bank in Seattle R. W. McOmie - Shell manager Not in picture: Walter Miller - Coos B