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Two Poems about ‘Whidby’ Island

Two poems about Whidbey Island by Paul Cunningham (1846 – 1930). Frontiersman, early South Whidbey settler, and poet Paul Cunningham was profiled in both a previous FB post and in our latest newsletter. Thanks to his great-great-grandson, Roy Hagglund, for …

Tommy Double’s Caramels Recipe..

Looking for a homemade Christmas candy recipe? You may want to make this recipe (below) for caramels by one of South Whidbey Good Cheer’s founders, Hanna “Tommy” Double. The recipe is from the original Good Cheer cookbook produced in the …

Ja-Da Jing, Jing, Jing

In 1904 Anton Myre Anderson and his wife Josephine (Olson) arrived in Langley. Anton, a Norwegian immigrant, and Josephine, who came to the U.S. as an indentured servant from Sweden, had originally settled in Texas. Tragedy had struck the young …

Maxwelton Grocery Stores

We sometimes receive requests by Facebook readers to post about certain South Whidbey places. This request was for the stores at Maxwelton. The earliest photo we have is of the Maxwelton Grocery store and post office that was located near …

On this Veterans Day…

The South Whidbey Historical Museum has a roster of South Whidbey veterans who served during World War I who became members of the South Whidbey Barracks, No. 1210 organized in 1958 and located in Langley, WA. Many area founding family …