Feb. 15 1923: Fourteen of Twenty Anacortes Scouts Who Are Sworn in As Deputy Game Wardens — Top row, left to right — Dan Sullivan, Harry Graham, Frank Graham, James Schafer, Fred Cartwright, John Soles, Joe Griffin, George Morin, Winston Thomas. Bottom row, seated — Sheridan Okerland, Nesteth Okerland, George Roe, Jack Houston, Theodore Bushaw. (…twenty Anacortes Boy Scouts took the oath and were sworn in as junior game wardens by Judge Augustus Brawley, superior court judge, of Mt. Vernon. These scouts are to render special service, without compensation, and shall strive in every way to preserve and protect all game and game fish.)
Feb. 6, 1963: You’re eyes aren’t playing tricks — The four ladies before you are in their swimming suits and they are posing after a refreshing dip in the waters of North Beach, Guemes island. They are Nora, Susan, Paula and Jean Escher, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Don Escher. And this isn’t the first time the family has been swimming this year. They made a regular thing of dips in J-Jjjj-Jan-u-uu-ary.
Feb. 2, 1983: Backed up by a friend — Getting together with a friend last week were some of the Anacortes area Camp Fire girls who currently are involved in their annual products sale. In door-to-door and in-store efforts, they are offering mints, Almond Roca and sausage for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Camp Fire program. From left are Rohonda Dickison, Tara Pinson, Wendy Ruddell and Julie Graham. The friend in the middle is E.T. The sale continues through Feb. 21.
Jan. 25, 1973: On strike — Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union Local 1-591 of Anacortes installed a picket line at the Shell Oil Refinery Wednesday noon as the workers struck the local plant. A health and safety cause and pensions are the major issues in the work stoppage according to union spokesman Jim Burgess. Manning the line at noon Wednesday from the left were Don Young, Doug Birkle and Cass Rogers, all members of Local 1-591.
Jan. 16, 1963: School of their own — Three pre-school boys have a high old time as they take part in nursery school activities under the supervision of their mothers. Left to right are Bobby Hanford, Scott Anderson and John Dighby. The successful experiment leaves mothers with some free time and is a boon to the youngsters, also.
Jan. 8, 1953: A spectacular aerial view of the port of Anacortes was the subject this year for calendars being distributed by waterfront official Harry Mansfield. The photograph, taken at about a thousand-foot elevation above Commercial Avenue, includes the entire Port area between O and Q avenues. Moored at the local dock is one of the many large ships which berth here throughout the year to take on cargoes for the east.