|Catalog Number||WF 6555.001-.004|
|Caption||Wallie Funk on the phone|
Wallie V. Funk and his University of Washington fraternity brother John Webber owned the ANACORTES AMERICAN from 1950 - 1964. They purchased the newspaper from Cornelius "Corny" Root and ran their first issue on June 1, 1950. On May 11, 1962, they announced that they had merged the paper with the SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD to form the Herald-American Publishing Company. On July 29, 1964, they announced they had sold the newspaper to the Scripps League. Six months later, Funk and Webber purchased the WHIDBEY-NEWS TIMES and the SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD in Oak Harbor and operated them until 1989 when Funk retired from the newspaper business.
Wallie Funk on the phone in his office in 1963.
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Place - Anacortes, WA
FUNK, Wallie Valentine [Jr.]