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Catalog Number WF 3697
Caption DALSTEAD, Gus - postmaster 1935-1962
Description Gus N. Dalstead was an Anacortes butcher from 1930-1935. In 1935 he became the postmaster for Anacortes and held that position until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1962. Born in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, he grew up in Blaine, Washington. During World War I he served with the 157th Infantry, after which he married Helen Benedict on May 8, 1922. According to Wallie Funk, Dalstead was a civic activist and "political boss" in Anacortes for the Democratic party. He chaired the USO drive and war loan drives in Anacortes during World War II. Active in the Chamber of Commerce, he served twice as president and 26 years as Industrial Chairman of that organization. He was also active in the following organizations and causes: Marineers' Pageant, Traffic Safety Council, March of Dimes, North Cross State Highway, American Legion, Elks, and Navy Day. His home was listed as 1602 10th Street in the 1937 directory. In 1970, he and his wife Helen moved to Joshua Tree, California, where Helen died June 12, 1976.
Date 1930s c. late
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People DALSTEAD, Gustaf "Gus" N.
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms postmaster
Object Name Print, Photographic