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Skagit River Journal

of History & Folklore
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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
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Issues 1-40, Jan. 1, 2001 to August-October 2007

Due to continued popular demand, in the interest of furthering our "open source" policy, we have assembled a collection of CDs that will include MS Word files of our pioneer profiles and town profiles from years 1-5, so that you can print them individually at your convenience. They are organized by region: Sedro-Woolley & surrounding area; Upper Skagit River from Utopia to Cascades; western Skagit County. CD 1 is completed and the other two will be finished in time for Christmas season of 2009. Inquire for details today via email or see our site about the planned CDs offering and you will qualify for a pre-publication discount

Reorganized archives
      We are now half way through with our ninth year of the Journal Subscribers-Paid Magazine Online. Two years ago, we changed the nature of our archives. With more than 400 articles that originated in the Subscribers Editions, the old method of listing them by Issue Number required readers to sort through all issues. With this system, the links are to all stories in all our past issues, sorted by geographical area and/or subject, rather than by issue.
      These links are only for our subscribers edition articles only, so if you do not find the story you want in the articles links in the pages below and you are looking for more links about a person or area or town that interests you, we have two options for you. We suggest, first off, go back to our Free Home Page and peruse the links to Portal Pages we present for more than a dozen categories. If you do not find the story you want at those Portals, then use our search box below.
      Because there are so many Subscriber Story links, we have separated them into six groups, as indicated below. Click the link for the area that most interests you. Please keep in mind that some of these links are from our old domain. On some of those pages, the links will not work. In that case, return to the ree Home Page to use the Portals or the Search Box. Please note: some of the stories linked from these archives pages have been extensively updated and moved from the old Stumpranchonline domain to our new domain. Most will automatically direct you. If you are not redirected, please email us and we will connect you with the page.

Story links from
Sedro-Woolley and the nearby towns,
from the Prairies on the north, Sterling on the west, Skiyou on the east and the area south of the Skagit, including Day Creek, Clearlake, Biglake and Lake McMurray.

Story links from the
West Skagit County towns and pioneers
from old Hwy 99 west to Puget Sound. The whole area west of Sterling and District Line Road, from the Whatcom County line south to the Snohomish line.

Story links from the
Skagit countywide features,
for stories that cover more than one area in Skagit County: genealogy, newspaper transcriptions, library transcriptions, logging, schools, Indians, features about the river and transportation and pioneers who lived in and impacted more than one part of the county.

Story links from the
upper-Skagit River area,
from the Utopia district and Minkler Lake, all the way to the Cascades.

Story links from the
other counties in Washington,
including Whatcom, Snohomish, Island, San Juan and the Olympic Peninsula.

Story links from the
Nation, other states and Washington statewide
including library reviews and transcriptions

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Story posted on Dec. 27, 2004, last updated June 23, 2009
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