County and City Links



My family settled in Anacortes just after the turn of the century, greatgrandma McClean running a boarding house. Like most of the settlers of that time, they came from the mid-west, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa.... and, like many, they were first generation American.
Anacortes is nearly 100 miles north and west of Seattle... still to far away from Seattle to be in the mega-city yet.
Anacortes is a Ferry Link to Victoria on Vancouver Island. It has a pleasant turn of the century downtown area, a large marina, and sunshine. (I have never been in Anacortes in the rain. It must rain because everything is green green but the sun seems to break through the clouds when I'm there...(not to sure what that means (or if it's part of genealogy(just wanted to count how many brackets I could do. (NOT)))) ).

Anacortes American Home Newspaper
Arts and Events calendars. We'll provide obituaries and selected classified advertising sections, and we'll offer lots of links important to Anacortes residents and tourists planning on coming here. In constuction...still very useful.
- Anacortes American - Anacortes WA

Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
Anacortes Women of Today July 4th celebration, Parade, Patriotic Program and Special Events- at Causland Park. July 18 Shipwreck Day Rummage Sale August 1-2 Anacortes Arts Festival And next year. May 14-16 Waterfront.
Anacortes Chamber of Commerce - Anacortes WA

Anacortes History Museum
Anacortes History Museum. The Anacortes Museum, founded in 1958, explores the history of Fidalgo and Guemes Islands through exhibitions, research and public programs. We hope that you will come to visit.
Anacortes History Museum - Anacortes WA"> City of Anacortes
This be the site for the mayor... Port of Anacortes">

Anacortes Public Library
Interlibrary loan - link not working


Sitting North of Mt. Vernon. It's the freeway exit to the discount stores. One of my favorite stores...Pat's (hardware/old stuff/and yearbooks.)
Chamber of Commerce for Burlington
Burlington City Page


Chamber of Commerce for Concrete

Mt. Vernon
Skagit Valley

Mt Vernon is the county seat. The people at the courthouse are polite. The not computerized or microfilmed (as of 1997). Mt. Vernon sits on the I-5 corridor. It is growing... The outer area has huge wholesaler discount stores and malls. All with easy access to the freeway. The Skagit Valley that rings Mt. Vernon is popular with bikes. The flood plain (surrounded by dikes) grows world famous Tulips (true story ... local Mt. Vernon person went to Holland and as a souvenir wanted to buy some tulip bulbs but Holland had had a bad spring and, therefore, a bad harvest. The only tulips available all had the Skagit Valley logo.)

Skagit Valley Herald Online
This is a must check site. It has a great archive. Copyright 1998 by Skagit Valley Herald. Questions or comments, send e-mail to the Webmaster
Skagit Valley Herald - Mount Vernon WA

Find Someone in Skagit Valley
Find Someone in Skagit Valley Login or Name:

Salute to Skagit County

City of Mt. Vernon

Chamber of Commerce Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon Public Library
Several books on Skagit County available on inter-library loan.


History, Seattle PI Article
Skagit Journal

Skagit Valley
Lawsuit with good descriptions
Parks of Skagit Valley
Skagit Journal

e-mail the bookstorelady.

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This page was updated: 15 May 2000