Did you know that there was a shootout in Mutiny Bay between rumrunners and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Arcata in 1924?
That opium was legal to import, but smugglers wanted to avoid paying customs tax?
That Chinese men were often smuggled through Whidbey to the mainland during the Chinese Exclusion Act?
These and other topics are written about in the newest issue of “Now & Then” — the South Whidbey Historical Society’s newsletter is due in mailboxes this week to members. If you would like to become a member and receive this newsletter, please visit our website at https://www.southwhidbeyhistory.org/join.
You may also give a gift membership to the SW Historical Society and we will send a holiday card and membership card to the recipients of your choice. https://southwhidbeyhistory.org/giftmembership/
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