Finally after several tries to find an article documenting a mysterious 1952 plane crash remembered by several members of the Historical Society, we finally found it. No one could remember the year so that made it hard to verify the story.
Scroll down to read the full account provided by local Stanwood News reporter of the day, Grant Freer.
The pilot died but the radar operator survived, More Details on the F-89 aircraft for airplane history enthusiasts are here (pdf download)
There is an F-89 D at the Skagit Heritage Museum in at the Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington.
As always – please send along what you heard that day when the plane crashed. Click the Contact Us link at the top of the site…
Limited hours open over Christmas at the Museum and Exhibits collections at the Floyd.
Please contact us for a special tour of the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center & Museum exhibits
27130 102nd Ave NW Stanwood WA 98292 360-629-6110
Dec 3rd is Giving Tuesday Mark your calendars for Stanwood Camano Giving Tuesday online all day on December 3rd and help support the critical repairs needed for the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. Please note our recent fund raising projects are well in progress: This year so far we have refinished the floors of the Floyd; The Pearson House Kitchen have been rehabilitated with more authentic fixtures and furniture; ramps to Floyd and Tolin House have been repainted and had safety improvements made. Other projects are scheduled.
Dec 12 ~ 6 p.m SAHS Christmas Party – details to be announced.
Dec 15 ~ Annual “Jazzin’ with the Classics” with Jeffrey Cohan – details to be announced.
Our popular “Waistlines Hemlines” exhibit has had a major updating. Blended with the clothing of the decades are some of the important historical events and stories of the area’s history all with amazing photographs of the eras:
WWI Homefront Fallen Heroes remembered—
Once a Milltown – Logging and Lumbering—
Dr. Mac – First medical man in Stanwood—
Stanwood Klondikers of 1898—
“Trees to Peas to Prosperity”—
Camano Island Resort History—
Join the Historical Society here to receive our latest newsletter. Click here to renew and Help keep the museum open and Preserve the History of the Stanwood Camano Area – there are many projects and programs for your expertise! Training is usually provided by shadowing our current volunteers, Please let us know of your interest. You can keep up with activities on our Facebook page, newest Instagram account for activities and rentals at the Floyd – and at our website www.sahs-fncc.org
Our sister organization, the Camano City Schoolhouse, also has some great activities including their Christmas Tree lighting.
Join us for Jerry Magelssen’s updated “Historic Camano Barns” Program Oct 20.
One of the barns featured will undoubtedly be the Iverson Barn below. Don’t miss it! The barn in the photograph below is the Iverson Barn built in 1913. It was used for crops, hay from the diked fields below. It was demolished in the early 2000s. Part of the original farm is Iverson Trail Preserve.
The above photograph is of the Iverson Barn, built in 1913. It stood above Livingston Bay for decades used by the Iverson Family. It had to be demolished for safety reasons in the early 2000s.
CAMANO ISLAND HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARD BENEFIT BRUNCH
Camano Schoolhouse Foundation invites you to the 7th Annual Heritage Preservation Award Benefit Brunch at 11:00, Oct 12
Location: The Historic Camano City Schoolhouse located at 993 Orchid Rd (just off Chapman Road).
This year the Foundation is honoring Don Hopkins and his family for their dedication to preserving historic structures and who has been instrumental in painting the Utsalady Ladies Aid building, the Camano City Schoolhouse and Firehouse.
The featured guest speakers will be Jim and Malynda Shipley of The Crab Cracker. The delicious breakfast will be catered by Donna King.
Donations are used to restore and operate the 1906 Camano City Schoolhouse and the newly acquired Firehouse.
Reservations may be made at www.camanoschoolhouse.com. Call Chuck Durland for more information.