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Warren Farmer remembered…

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Warren Farmer, one of South Whidbey’s oldest native sons. http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/…/warren-farmer-april-25…/ Here are some excerpts from a recent article on Warren as he was honored as a tribal elder by the S’Kallam …

Before it was called Sandy Point…

Before it was called Sandy Point, it was called Brown’s Point, but before that, it was a permament Snohomish village called TSEHT-skluhks (‘ragged nose’). The village had a potlatch house and clam beds which drew visitors from as far away …

Indigenous Peoples on South Whidbey Field Trip

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation provided a $3,500 grant this year for all the 4th grade classes (Rachel Kizer’s, Sue Raley’s, and Kathy Stanley’s classes) at SW Elementary School to learn about the history, way of life, and values of local …

Baker’s Corner Store

As South Whidbey developed, small stores and mercantiles dotted the coastline at Langley, Bush Point, old Clinton, Possession Point, Glendale, Maxwelton, Holmes Harbor and Austin (off Mutiny Bay). Later, as roads were developed, additional stores opened. Did you know that …

The Dog House

WhidbeyTV just released this wonderful new video about the history of the Dog House in Langley. Thanks to all who participated.

(Excerpted from “Baker’s Corner – Early Days on Whidbey Island” by John Baker.) The Pope and Talbot logging camp on Holmes Harbor was described in the previous post about schoolteacher Julia Mackie. “According to Austin (Deke*) Marshall, who worked in …

Miss Julia Mackie’s Weekly Commute

Think you have a tough commute? Consider the weekly one Miss Julia Mackie had in 1914. After graduating high school in Everett, Julia was hired as a teacher in a logging camp near present day Honeymoon Bay. It was a …

Canneries

Did you know that South Whidbey had several canneries which processed everything from salmon to apricots? Here’s a write-up from the August 27, 1963 Seattle Times by reporter Marshall Wilson. FREELAND, Whidbey Island, Aug. 27.- Jay C. Fordham, who has …

Mystery Weekend Hours

Stop by and see us at the Museum this weekend as we re-open for Mystery Weekend with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. We have one of the clues! …