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 Summer 2019 No. 63  East Stanwood history focusing on early suffrage advocate Marie Anderson Wenberg.
  • 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
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 21 – D.O. Pearson House History;  Giard Farm
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 20 – Baseball history in Stanwood; Camano Island Cornet Band
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 19 (2001)  – Cedarhome History; IOOF & Tolin House purchase
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 18 – Oddfellows Fraternal Hall history; Livingston Bay, Camano Island history; Centennial Farms
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 17 – Zacharias Martin Taftezon [Toftezen] Sesquicentennial; Historic places and parks established.  Island County Conservation Futures. Floyd Norgaard.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 16  – Pearson House Restoration;  Henry Klondike Anderson Biography.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 15 – Utsalady Sawmill; Historic Open House Day
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 14 (1999) – Utsalady Sawmill;  Ladies Aid Building on National Historic Register.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 13 – Utsalady Sawmill; Clara J. Stanwood Pearson
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 12 – Josephine Sunset Home; Utsalady Sawmill
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 11 (1998) – Palace Hotel; historic buildings;  Log Jams on the Lower Stillaguamish River; Hartney’s, Fire at Busy Corner; Utsalady Sawmill
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 10 – Diking the Stillaguamish Delta,  The Flats, Excerpts of O.B. Iverson’s account of the Stillaguamish Flats written 1920.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 9 – Log jams on the Stillaguamish River; Palace Hotel
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 8 – O. B. Iverson account of arriving in Centerville in 1877 (Stanwood); Local resorts
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 7 (1994) – Cama Beach Resort preservation;  Local Resorts
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no 6  – The Hall & Hall Railroad story and Great Northern Railroad.
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 5 – Local steamboats and steamer accidents
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 4 – Stanwood Boom; West Pass photograph; Spartina
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 3 – Snow and Swans
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 2 – “Hop Picking on the Stillaguamish”; Centennial Farms; Agricultural statistics
  • Stanwood Area Echoes no. 1 (1991) – Flooding in Stanwood chronology