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Catalog Number WF 6045
Description Wallie Funk [Jr.] (center of photo) poses with the new owners [Tesoro] of the original Shell Oil Refinery site. Wallie had given them a juxtaposition of his original June 4, 1953 ANACORTES AMERICAN headline, "Shell picks local site," [announcing that Shell Oil was coming to Fidalgo Island,] with a 1998 headline announcing, "Tesoro picks local site," Wallie, "senior citizen poster boy," is in center of photo. T. C. Tom Moody, CEO of Shell, is pictured at the left, and Bruce Smith CEO of Tesoro on the right.
Date 1998
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Event
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People FUNK, Wallie Valentine [Jr.]
MOODY, Thomas C. "Tom"
SMITH, Bruce
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Shell Oil Refinery
Tesoro Oil Refinery
Anacortes American
Object Name Print, Photographic