Field of Giant Cabbages !


Lots of Cole Slaw!

For those who are eating from their gardens right now, we thought we would share this snapshot from our collection.  The writing on the back says “Mrs. Lund friend of Grandma’s who lived in Stanwood Wash”  Her first name was thought to be Agnes.

Not sure how you would even cut it up!

If you know who this might be, let us know!


Historical Newspaper offices in Stanwood

Stanwood newspapers were challenged by the renaming of the town(s) it served over the last century. Originally the Stanwood Press, it was also known as the Twin City News and finally the Stanwood Camano News. Until recently it was locally owned but is now part of large of conglomerate of small newspaper companies all over the country.

Its first news office was typical of 19th century storefronts, this one located on Main Street. In front is Attorney Mitchell who published the paper until the early 1910s when it was taken over by “Olsen and [George] Astel”  and later Loren Angevine who owned it until 1930 with G. F. Brown.

In 1931 Brown took over and it was renamed the Twin City News.
In 1939 Brown sold to Horn and Dence who owned it until 1958 when Cliff Danielson took it over in 1958 and who renamed the newspaper the Stanwood
News again.

Stanwood News office building 1920s - 1976

Stanwood News office building 1920s – 1976


In 1960 with the consolidation of the towns it was renamed the Stanwood News.  In 1980 it became the Stanwood Camano News.








Recently and just in time for Memorial Day, the Camano Lutheran Cemetery Board  commissioned a new monument at its entry. The old sign had finally deteriorated beyond  saving or fixing, road improvements needed to be made and new landscaping and plantings were added.  Cemetery Board members are a group of four volunteers who manage burials as well as all improvements and documentation such places require.

Camano Lutheran Cemetery, East Camano Dr.







The improvements were funded through many donations of time and money by community members and with assistance from the Washington State Historic Cemetery Grant Program.  For a complete list of contributors and more details about the extent of the project, please see this pdf of the report CamanoLutheranCemetery 2019.  The Camano Lutheran Cemetery is located on a hillside and is a quiet place for contemplation and solace.  You may visit any time and tours will be given during the Stanwood Camano Historic Sites tour on Sept 19.