Stanwood Area Echoes – Newsletter

Over the last 20 years we have written articles in response to questions from our visitors, volunteers and members.  Most of them were published in the Stanwood Area Echoes, our published quarterly newsletter.  Some of the issues and articles appear below.

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  • Stanwood Area Echoes Spring 2019 no. 62  Billy Conners and the Palace Hotel, Folly Theater Theater
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Winter 2019 no. 61 Wisconsin Timber; Labor Lumber and Veteran’s Rights
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Fall 2018 no. 60   History of local bank buildings in Stanwood and East Stanwood.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Summer 2018 no. 59 – Utsalady Mill photograph;  Charles Eugene Banks promotion of artist’s colony to be named Waupello on Camano Island.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Spring 2018 no. 58  Tom Moore Boom Company, English [Island] Boom Floathouse history on Camano Island.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Winter 2018 no. 57 Prohibition, stills, moonshine, bootlegging.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Fall 2017 No. 56  World War I history – Hero Soldier Joseph Bruseth 
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Spring 2017 No. 55 Family History of the Esary and Garrisons who were among the first Camano Island loggers.  Early Baseball photograph.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Spring 2017 No. 54 William McDougall Family of Norman and the story of the Hero Tree at the Washington Pavilion of the 1893 Columbia Exposition.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Winter 2017 No.53 – Stanwood, Matterand Farm, Native Americans
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Fall 2016 No.52 Gerhard Lane, World War II, Stanwood Shipyards
  • Stanwood Area Echoes 2016 no. 51 Milltown, Alice McKean Davison
  • Stanwood Area Echoes 2016 no. 50 Fred Rhoades, Pearson Family History
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Winter 2016 no. 49 – Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer, visits Stanwood
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Fall 2015 No. 48 – American Legion Post 92, Frederick Eglinton
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Summer 2015 no. 47_web “The Silent Sentinels of Camano Island” (Article stumps and forest fires on Camano Island)
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Spring 2015 no. 46_web “O.B. Iverson and the Road Not Taken”
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Winter 2015 no. 45 (pdf – 8 mb) Cable ferry between Stanwood and Leque Island
  • Stanwood Area Echoes Fall 2014 no. 44 Berge Lee – A Veteran’s Story, Murphy’s Folly (Bridge on I-5)
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 43 – Hatt Slough Bridge collapse in flood of 1924
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no 42 – History of Bryant 
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no 41 – More history of Mabana;  Freeborn; Pearson House in snow (photo).
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 40 – Stillaguamish River history;  Mark Clark Bridge;  History tours
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 39 – Mark Clark Bridge; Don Jacinto Caamano – Camano Island’s Namesake;
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 38 – Flooding in East Stanwood; Laundry Business in Stanwood
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 37 – 1918 Influenza in Stanwood; Madrona Beach Resort and Dance Hall
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 36 – 100 Year Anniversary Josephine Sunset Home;
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 35 – Harvest Jubilee history; Birkestol Barn preservation
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 34 – Water tower;  Rev. Lauritz Carlsen’s Lutheran Mission
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 33 – East Stanwood Medical Doctors 1924-1946; Eide House on Leque Island; Pearson House history.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 32 – Mystery of Milltown
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 31- Stanwood’s Historic Fire Station; Elite Millinery Mrs. J . B. Smith Proprietor…1919-1929
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 30 – Rabel Shingle Mill on Irvine Slough; Joergenson Farm; Hunting Waterfowl.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 29 – Camano Island in the 1880s; Florence Washington history.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 28 – Short Life of the Oyster Industry of Stanwood Camano
  • Stanwood Area Echoes No. 27 – Brief History of Leque Island;  Tolin House history
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 26 – Moving the Stillaguamish Band Hall, Stanwood Public Library now Sportsman’s Club; Pearson House history. Booming Stillaguamish River seaport & early steamers and work boats.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 25 (2003) – A History of Mabana on Camano Island;  The Robb Homestead on the Norman flats.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 24 – Stanwood 1903; American Legion building
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 23 -Stanwood Camano Territorial Timeline & Census
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 22 – Kristoferson Farm History
  • D.O. Pearson House History Echoes 2002 no. 21 (pdf)
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 20 – Baseball history in Stanwood; Camano Island Cornet Band
  • Cedarhome History Echoes 2001 no. 19 (pdf)
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 18 – Oddfellows Fraternal Hall history; Livingston Bay, Camano Island history.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 17 – Oddfellows Hall History; Floyd Norgaard, Conservation Futures parks.
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  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 11
  • Stanwood Area Echoes 1997 Echoes 10 – Diking the Stillaguamish Delta,  The Flats, Excerpts of O.B. Iverson’s account of the Stillaguamish Flats, 1920.
  • Anderson Mansion History Echoes 1999, no. 16 (pdf)
  • Railroad History Echoes 1993, no. 6 of the Stanwood Area including the H & H Railroad story.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 2 – “Hop Picking on the Stillaguamish”