|Catalog Number||WF 1442|
|Caption||Photograph, colorPhotograph, b&w1937 Marineer Pageant - Summit Park Grange|
This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a truck decorated for the Summit Park Grange entry. The Grange was an important part of life on Fidalgo Island, reflecting its farming roots. The grange movement began in the United States on December 4, 1867, as Patrons of Husbandry, modeled on the Masonic Lodge fraternity, to advance the political and economic aims of the farmer. By 1875 Skagit County had its own chapter, Patrons of Husbandry No. 61. The Skagit County Pomona Grange formed in June 1908, the 10th organized in the state. Granges were organized at Dewey, Rosario, Summit Park and Guemes Island. The Summit Park Grange was in place by at least 1918. The 1-31-1918, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Summit Park Grange Adopts Resolutions." The article reported that because of rumors that members of the Summit Park Grange were not loyal about World War I, the Grange adopted resolutions that pledged unqualified support of the government. "No call has been made in support of the government, the Red Cross, the YMCA, or other Army organization that has not been given loyal support by the grange." See WF 2112, 1519-1536 for additional photos of Summit Park Grange.
This view looks south on Commercial. The buildings are, right to left: Bank of Commerce, Snyder's Pharmacy, Amsberry's Cafe. See WF 1200, 1427, and 1433 for building and business histories.
|Photographer||from the BRADY, Ferd collection|
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Event - Parade
Structure - Business
Transportation - Land
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
Patrons of Husbandry
Summit Park Grange
Bank of Commerce