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Catalog Number WF 0052
Description Timothy and Flora Mangan family (10 people) and home on Guemes Island. (l to rt) Mable, Louisa C., Addie, Mother (white apron), wife and girl, Sena, Wallace, Dailey, Jerry. Several of those in this photo can be seen in WF 0054 which was taken the same day. Note pet deer at left and tent in center. They homesteaded around 1871 on Guemes Island. Mangans also established the first store on Guemes. By the early 1880s they were involved in several businesses with the help of their sloop "Top", including sheep, livestock, farming, store, and lumber yard supplied by Port Madison mills. The 4-8-1882 PUGET SOUND MAIL reported, "Capt. Mangan of Guemes Island, is doing a rushing business in the trading line with his 10-ton sloop TOP. He will devote a good share of his time to the lower Nooksack, the Islands and Gulf trade. He will carry an assorted cargo of supplies to trade for produce in the out-of-the-way districts." On 8-26-1882 the NORTHWEST ENTERPRISE reported Mangan was enlarging his store to turn the second story into a "hall for public entertainments." On 5-19-1883 it reported Mangan was building a new wharf. He had "rented the Anacortes pile driver and commenced the construction of a substantial wharf at Guemes: that was completed that summer. Timothy Mangan had died by 1900. On 10-19-1911, Flora Mangan died and the ANACORTES AMERICAN remembered her as "A widow who struggled hard during times", raised vegetables and fruit, made butter. About 60. No resident of Guemes took a more active or earnest interest in the development of the island and the maintenance of the highest citizenship."
Date 1889, c.
Photographer BOOEN, J. O. (probably, see notes)
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Animal
Place - Guemes Island
Structure - Residence
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People AFFLECK, William "Bill"
MANGAN, Timothy "Tim" Buckley
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms deer
Guemes Island
Guemes store
lumber yard
Port Madison
Islands and Gulf trade
pile driver
Object Name Print, Photographic