Lopez Island, Washington (Images of America Series)

Lopez Island, Washington (Images of America Series)

by Susan Lehne Ferguson, Lopez Island Historical Society and Museum
     
 

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The story of Lopez Island is a story of community. Skilled, brave, generous people like Sampson Chadwick, Mother Brown, Captain Barlow, and Amelia Davis carved a spirited, nurturing community out of seaside wilderness. Homesteaders cleared forests, built farms, grew food, and raised large families, surviving then thriving together. The hamlets of Port Stanley,

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The story of Lopez Island is a story of community. Skilled, brave, generous people like Sampson Chadwick, Mother Brown, Captain Barlow, and Amelia Davis carved a spirited, nurturing community out of seaside wilderness. Homesteaders cleared forests, built farms, grew food, and raised large families, surviving then thriving together. The hamlets of Port Stanley, Richardson, and Lopez emerged, creating hubs with stores, post offices, and schools as well as thriving fishing, canning, and shipping industries. The community fostered education, music, writing, dances, chivarees, baseball, quilting, a birthday club, and grand Fourth of July celebrations. Living self-reliant lives while helping friends, neighbors, and newcomers, Lopezians created a unique community character that abides today.

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Title: Stuff your mind (and your gift list) with these local history books

Author: Richard Walker

Publisher: Journal of the San Juans

Date: 12/8/2010

-- "Lopez Island," by Susan Lehne Ferguson and the Lopez Island Historical Society and Museum (Arcadia, 128 pages).

The story of Lopez Island is a story of community. And this book tells the story well, with 128 pages of never-before-published photographs.

"Skilled, brave, generous people like Sampson Chadwick, Mother Brown, Captain Barlow, and Amelia Davis carved a spirited, nurturing community out of seaside wilderness," the book description states.

"Homesteaders cleared forests, built farms, grew food, and raised large families, surviving then thriving together. The hamlets of Port Stanley, Richardson, and Lopez emerged, creating hubs with stores, post offices, and schools as well as thriving fishing, canning, and shipping industries.

"The community fostered education, music, writing, dances, chivarees, baseball, quilting, a birthday club, and grand Fourth of July celebrations. Living self-reliant lives while helping friends, neighbors, and newcomers, Lopezians created a unique community character that abides today."

"Lopez Island" is available at the Lopez museum and in local bookstores.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738580302
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/14/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
834,138
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


The Lopez Island Historical Society and Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share local history. Housed in Lopez Village and at the restored Port Stanley Schoolhouse, the society maintains a collection of nearly 10,000 historical Lopez Island photographs from which this book's images were selected. Author Susan Ferguson began researching and writing local history through the Nearby History program at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle and has been a part of the Lopez community for over 20 years.

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