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Catalog Number WF 0533
Caption John Ball farm
Description Farming image entitled, "Haying a few miles east of Anacortes," but titled differently in "Views Along the Line of the Proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley & Eastern Railway", where photographer Charles Judd labeled it: "Sample hay cock on John Ball Farm." John Ball farm was located on the Swinomish Flats, just northwest of the intersection of present-day S.R. 20 and the LaConner-Bayview Road. Image was used to promote the proposed Anacortes, Sedro Woolley and Eastern Railroad, a line which was never built. The photographs of Skagit Valley scenes from Anacortes to Concrete were published in an undated book titled, "Views Along the Line of the Proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley & Eastern Railway, C.L. Judd Photo, Anacortes, Wash." (D.XVI.020) The following article, found in the 7-3-1913, ANACORTES AMERICAN, helps date the images. "Anacortes & Eastern Railroad is progressing. Reports from Whidbey and LaConner indicate that surveys and preliminary work for the new Anacortes & Eastern are progressing rapidly." Note: date of 1903 was written on caption, but Jedd did not even arrive in Anacortes until 1904. On 7-11-1912, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Farmers will pay $2.00 a day. Wages to be paid by ranchers on Samish and Swinomish flats for haying season; 42 farmers join forces to decide on wage so they will not be held hostage when haying work begins and workers hold out for more money." Published in 8-6-1959, ANACORTES AMERICAN Pioneer Edition, sect. 2-7.
Date 1910 c.
Photographer JUDD, Charles LeRoy
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Photograph
Place - Swinomish Flats
Animal - Horse
Transportation - buggy
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Swinomish Flats, WA
Search Terms farm
hay field
Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley & Eastern Railroad
farm wages
Object Name Print, Photographic