Langley 130 Years Ago…

Langley 130 Years Ago…

Wonder what was going on in Langley 130 years ago? Well, just like today, there was a bear around, real estate was being sold, tourists were visiting, berries were ripening, and fish were abundant.Read on for this August 14, 1891 Island County Times...

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Double Bluff Resort

Double Bluff Resort

Before it became a public picnic area, the entrance to Double Bluff Beach was a fishing resort known for fly-fishing of silver salmon. It was originally owned by Chris Jensen and later sold to Esther and Crawford Johnston, and still later to Orie and...

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Island County Fair

Island County Fair

The Whidbey Island Fair runs Thursday through Sunday.Help support the South Whidbey Historical Society and Museum by using our parking lot directly across from the Fair next to the Fire Station.The McLeod Cabin, Brooks Hill Cabin and the Ray Gabelein...

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ONE MATCHING GRANT MET; A NEW ONE OFFERED…

ONE MATCHING GRANT MET; A NEW ONE OFFERED…

Sometimes seeds are planted in young lives which continue to bear fruit years and even decades later. Such is the case with Derel Gabelein, a 32-year-old South Whidbey resident who operates his own wood slab cutting business for furniture making.(His...

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Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry

Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry

This photo of the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry was likely taken in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. Note the ferry dock first. Today if you walk off the ferry dock at low tide, you will see the remains of pilings of that dock on the north side of the current dock. The...

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Langley’s All-Woman City Council

Langley’s All-Woman City Council

One hundred years ago this month, a special election was held in Langley which resulted in an all-woman administration who took office in January 1920. This is but one part of Washington State's interesting road to women's suffrage as local historian Bob Waterman...

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