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Image of 2001.008.001 - Ticket

2001.008.001 - Ticket

Plywood "ticket" to Anacortes Veneer for Open House Celebration on 2/29/1940. Given to donor by his father, Jack McMillen. Jack was born and raised on the San Juan Islands; moved to Anacortes to work in his late teens; eventually went to Seattle.

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 fic.0717 - Ticket

fic.0717 - Ticket

Found in Collection. Plywood ticket to Open House Celebration for Anacortes Veneer, Inc. on February 29, 1940. The Open House was from 1 - 7 p.m. with entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by a card party and dance. The ticket is a souvenir of the first plywood made in Anacortes. The party was held in the Community Bldg, which was once the Elk's Club Building and later became City Hall (902 6th Street). Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue was easily identifiable by its zig-zag shaped roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporated by the E. K. Wood Mill in the construction of their Green

Image of fic.0715 - Ticket

fic.0715 - Ticket

Found in Collection. Plywood ticket to Open House Celebration for Anacortes Veneer, Inc. on February 29, 1940. The Open House was from 1 - 7 p.m. with entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by a card party and dance. The ticket is a souvenir of the first plywood made in Anacortes. The party was held in the Community Bldg, which was once the Elk's Club Building and later became City Hall (902 6th Street). This ticket has the name "Bill Lowman" printed on the back. Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue was easily identifiable by its zig-zag shaped roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporat

Image of fic.0716 - Ticket

fic.0716 - Ticket

Found in Collection. Plywood ticket to Open House Celebration for Anacortes Veneer, Inc. on February 29, 1940. The Open House was from 1 - 7 p.m. with entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by a card party and dance. The ticket is a souvenir of the first plywood made in Anacortes. The party was held in the Community Bldg, which was once the Elk's Club Building and later became City Hall (902 6th Street). Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue was easily identifiable by its zig-zag shaped roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporated by the E. K. Wood Mill in the construction of their Green

Image of WF 0487 - Eureka Mill

WF 0487 - Eureka Mill

Photo of worker inside Eureka Mill, located on Q Avenue between 18th and 19th Street (Independent Telephone Directory, 11-16-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN, p. 10). Mill began sometime between 1905 and 1910 (listed in 1910 directory). Not listed in 1917 city directory. See 4-30-1913 ANACORTES CITIZEN for images of Eureka Mill. Also see WF 0488, 0489.

Image of WF 0488 - Walker Curry

WF 0488 - Walker Curry

Photo of Walker Curry inside Eureka Mill, located on Q Avenue between 18th and 19th Street (Independent Telephone Directory, 11-16-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN, p. 10). Mill began sometime between 1905 and 1910 (listed in 1910 directory). Not listed in 1917 city directory. See 4-30-1913 ANACORTES CITIZEN for images of Eureka Mill. Walker Curry and his wife Agnes were listed at 2619 Q Avenue in 1917 directory; he was then employed as a sawyer at J.H. Cavanaugh and Sons mill. Also see WF 0487, 0489.

Image of WF 0489 - shingle weaver

WF 0489 - shingle weaver

Photo of a shingle weaver next to a stack of shingles inside Eureka Mill, located on Q Avenue between 18th and 19th Street (Independent Telephone Directory, 11-16-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN, p. 10). Mill began sometime between 1905 and 1910 (listed in 1910 directory). Not listed in 1917 city directory. See 4-30-1913 ANACORTES CITIZEN for images of Eureka Mill. Also see WF 0487, 0488.

Image of D.VI.075 - Puget Sound Wood Products

D.VI.075 - Puget Sound Wood Products

"Puget Sound Wood Products Company, Anacortes" Shows building at the waterfront. A barge with the name of the company is tied up at the dock next to the building. Large smokestack is seen on back side of building. Photo is taken across the water.