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Skagit River Journal

of History & Folklore
600 of 700 total Free Home Page Stories & Photos
(Also see our Subscribers Magazine Sample)
The most in-depth, comprehensive site about the Skagit

Covers from British Columbia to Puget Sound. Counties covered: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish & BC. An evolving history dedicated to committing random acts of historical kindness
Noel V. Bourasaw, editor (bullet) 810 Central Ave., Sedro-Woolley, Washington, 98284
Home of the Tarheel Stomp (bullet) Mortimer Cook slept here & named the town Bug

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Site founded Sept. 1, 2000. We passed 5 million page views on June 6, 2011
The home pages remain free of any charge. We need donations or subscriptions to continue.
Please pass on this website link to your family, relatives, friends and clients.

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Skagit River Journal: the main source for history of the valley from Sound to Cascades. We help publicize Sedro-Woolley and Skagit County to thousands of readers. How you can help us fund this Internet Site:

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      We have introduced a small advertising section that tells readers about how and where they can find the best of Skagit County, where they can shop and eat while visiting, how they can see real estate and homes and how they can order items that say Skagit County. We need income from advertising to support our whole project. We work with local government agencies, chambers and museums to encourage interest in history. We also help students and genealogists learn more about local history by aiding their research and presenting seminars to local classes and groups. We sell CD sets for people without Internet access.
      So far, we have helped connect descendants from nearly 200 local families after they read our site. We have received awards from agencies that rate history sites, including the WashingtonSuite, which granted us their highest rating of five stars and we are linked from www.historylink.org, the largest history web site in the state. All major search engines refer to our pages, and government and tourist agencies all refer readers and visitors to us. Most recently, we have started our "Giving Back to the Community" project by providing copies of our stories and photos to libraries and museums.
      Advertisers that want to feature locally oriented products and services or who want to support our project will find the rates very reasonable. We will design the ad for you, write a short profile of your business and include either a scanned historical photo or a photo of your business. You can then link to that page in your advertising. Your package includes: (bullet) Free design and typesetting for your page (bullet) Ad panel on the Free Homepage with link to your webpage (bullet) Ad panel on "Shop (your region) First" page (bullet) Webpage layout linked from your ad
      (bullet) Subscription rates are $20/1 yr., $35/2 yrs. $7.50 for gifts. $100 for "lifetime" 10-year subscription

This story last updated Dec. 4, 2011
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Our new weekly column, Puget Sound Mail (but don't call it a blog)
debuted on Aug. 9, 2009. Check it out.
(bullet) See this Journal Timeline website of local, state, national, international events for years of the pioneer period.
(bullet) Did you enjoy this story? Remember, as with all our features, this story is a draft and will evolve as we discover more information and photos. This process continues until we eventually compile a book about Northwest history. Can you help?
(bullet) Remember; we welcome correction & criticism.
(bullet) Please report any broken links or files that do not open and we will send you the correct link. With more than 700 features, we depend on your report. Thank you.
(bullet) Read about how you can order CDs that include our photo features from the first five years of our Subscribers Edition. Perfect for gifts.

You can click the donation button to contribute to the rising costs of this site. See many examples of how you can aid our project and help us continue for another ten years. You can also subscribe to our optional Subscribers-Paid Journal magazine online, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in September 2010, with exclusive stories, in-depth research and photos that are shared with our subscribers first. You can go here to read the preview edition to see examples of our in-depth research or read how and why to subscribe.

You can read the history websites about our prime sponsors
Would you like information about how to join them in advertising?

(bullet) Our newest sponsor: Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial St., half-block uphill from Main Street, LaConner. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 p.m., featuring new monthly shows with many artists, many local. Across the street from Maple Hall, 1886 Bank Building and Marcus Anderson's 1969 historic cabin. Their new website.
(bullet) Oliver-Hammer Clothes Shop at 817 Metcalf Street in downtown Sedro-Woolley, 89 years.
(bullet) Peace and quiet at the Alpine RV Park, just north of Marblemount on Hwy 20, day, week or month, perfect for hunting or fishing
Park your RV or pitch a tent by the Skagit River, just a short drive from Winthrop or Sedro-Woolley
(bullet) Joy's Sedro-Woolley Bakery-Cafe at 823 Metcalf Street in downtown Sedro-Woolley.
(bullet) Check out Sedro-Woolley First section for links to all stories and reasons to shop here first
or make this your destination on your visit or vacation.
(bullet) Are you looking to buy or sell a historic property, business or residence?
We may be able to assist. Email us for details.

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