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Catalog Number WF 0313
Description Causland Park from corner of 7th and N. Looks SW toward Presbyterian Church, visible in center of photo at 9th and M. The park is located between M and N avenues and 7th and 8th streets. The park site, formerly known as Great Northern Park, was developed into a memorial space to honor those local soldiers who died in World War I. It was named for Harry Causland of Guemes Island who was killed in France on 10-25-1918. Cited for extraordinary heroism, Causland died four months after entering the service, and just days before the Armistice. His last letter, dated October 16, 1918, arrived home after he died. Causland Park was built by French architect LePage, who designed colorful, patterned walls around the park which were constructed from native rock from the San Juan Islands. The 8-4-1919, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Work began this week on rock wall at Causland Park: Architect LePage took men to Waldron Island where he found sandstone of quality and color for wall." The park cost $6000 to build and soon became the focal point for many city activities -- from Labor Day and Memorial Day observances, to the crowning of the Marineers' Pageant queens.
Date 1920 c.
Photographer JUDD, Charles LeRoy
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Recreation
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Causland Park
Presbyterian Church
Great Northern Park
native rock
Waldron Island
Object Name Print, Photographic