Memorial Day program will be held at the Anderson Cemetery on Monday, May 29th at 11 am.

Join us this Memorial Day to honor the fallen veteran heroes of this area.
Ceremonies will be at the Anderson Cemetery on Monday May 29, 2023 beginning at 11 a.m. (7630 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292)

This event is sponsored by the Stanwood American Legion
Post #92 and the Stanwood Veterans Memorial.
The special keynote address will be presented by Captain Joshua Menzel, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Everett.  The names of the 50 veterans lost from the Stanwood/Camano area in American conflicts will be read and remembered.  The Stanwood High School band will provide patriotic music and the ceremony will conclude with a 21-gun salute and Taps.
The American Legion Post #92 welcomes veterans, family and friends for lunch after the ceremony.

The Stanwood Veterans Memorial honors local veterans who died during an American conflict and has a Veterans Wall for all veterans living or dead who served in war or peace and there are over 255 engraved bricks on the wall which helps raise funds for maintenance. This memorial is lit at night, is open all the time and is located at 27112 102nd Ave. on the campus of the Stanwood Area Historical Society.

Demise of the old Railroad depot

Painting from a recent gift to SAHS. 2023.07

The Stanwood railroad depot was built in the 1890s when the Great Northern Railroad was connected the Puget Sound with the midwestern section of the United States.

The painting on the right captures the details of the siding. The initials of the painter are not familiar but was  certainly done before 1973 when the depot was finally destroyed after the last passenger run in 1971 when Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) took over the run. Amtrak regulations at that time did not allow service to any point outside of the United States.

Last train carrying passengers from Stanwood depot was April 30, 1971. Photo by Howard Hansen of the Stanwood News

The depot was demolished two years later in April 1973.  The Stanwood Station now provides passenger service  using Amtrak and connect with Vancouver B. C. and the Empire Builder from Everett.

Visit the Dave Eldridge Center (formerly called the Stanwood Camano museum) to see more photographs and maps of the community.