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Friday Harbor, Washington (Images of America Series)

Friday Harbor, Washington (Images of America Series)

by Mike Vouri, Julia Vouri
     
 

When Friday Harbor, Washington, was incorporated in 1909, some wanted the town's name changed. In a misunderstanding, the British had named it in 1858 for a shepherd named "Friday," who thought they were making introductions, not asking the name of the sheltered bay where he minded sheep. But the name stuck. As with many of the young state's small port towns,

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When Friday Harbor, Washington, was incorporated in 1909, some wanted the town's name changed. In a misunderstanding, the British had named it in 1858 for a shepherd named "Friday," who thought they were making introductions, not asking the name of the sheltered bay where he minded sheep. But the name stuck. As with many of the young state's small port towns, timber, salmon fishing, and farming fueled Friday Harbor's early economy. However, by midcentury, the lumber mill was gone, the introduction of irrigation in Central Washington swamped fresh produce markets, and the fish and pea canneries were shut down. Life slowed and some left, but in being passed by--until tourism caught on in the late 1970s--the town (and island) developed a unique sense of community that survives to this day.

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From the Publisher

Title: "Images of America - Friday Harbor"

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: The Island Guardian

Date: 1/8/2009

San Juan Historical Museum Director Kevin Loftus has announced the publication of a new book, authored by Mike and Julia Vouri and The San Juan Historical Museum. The book consists of more than 200 photos that captures 100 years in the life of the community in Friday Harbor.

Many of the photos have never been published or available before now to the public. The photos depict Friday Harbor pioneers, the building of the town, historic buildings, schools, industries and the people who shaped the community.

The foreword of the book is written by Dr. David Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Stanford University history professor.

As a companion piece, a series of 15 postcards are being published, featuring photos from the book. The book will sell for $24, and the postcards for $9.00 through The San Juan Historical Museum. Proceeds from the book will go towards restoration and maintenance of the museum's historic structures. Pre-orders are being taken by the museum at 378-3949 or museum_admin@sjmuseum.org

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738558691
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/02/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
743,322
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


The San Juan Historical Society was founded in 1961 and operates the San Juan Historical Museum, a restored homestead. The images in this volume were selected from the society's collection of nearly 2,000 historic photographs. Historian Mike Vouri has authored three previous works on the Pig War of San Juan Island. Coauthor Julia Vouri has been a writer and editor specializing in travel and health for 30 years.

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