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Catalog Number WF 1319.A,B,C,D
Caption Revival -- people and tents
Description This photo is of a camp revival held in or near Anacortes. Men and women are standing on a path near a group of five or more tents. The 1920s and 1930s brought a continuous stream of evangelical crusaders through Anacortes and each summer they hosted numerous revivals. For example, the 7-26-1929, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Old time gospel tent at 25th and Commercial. Evangelist F. C. Warren of Los Angeles brings a unique and original illustrated message." The 7-16-1926 paper reported, "Revival tent opens in Anacortes Sunday." The Southside area of Anacortes, particularly south of 17th Street, was home to many auto camps during this time. It is possible this event was held at one of those. For example, the 5-12-1921 paper reported the opening of the Anacortes Auto Park for city visitors. "Anacortes Auto Park Plans will be completed Saturday. Big building and clearing bee will give city free auto park. Accommodation provided for 100 autos and campers. Five acres located from 29th to 32nd Street." The 11-18-1928 paper reported Earl Mahan would establish an Auto Camp at 18th and Commercial, and the 2-7-1929 issue reported Ed Trulson would open an Auto Camp at 10th and Commercial.
Date 1920s c. late
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Organization - Church
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms camp revival
evangelical crusaders
Anacortes Auto Park
Object Name Print, Photographic