I couldn’t resist publishing these photos, after finding them on the Stanwood Area Historical Society web page. The newest one was credited as being taken by Jack Archibald, a famous local resident who creates the most seriously amazingly impressive glass art, as well as being in a fabulous string band, which I have been priviledged to enjoy on a few occasions.
The other photo was taken in 1891 by someone named Johnson, but I know nothing of him, although I’m sure my great-great grandfather, T.C. Satra, may have.
I can’t tell you how excited I am that we have a new train station in our town! I have tickets (thank you Katherine) to see the Nutcracker ballet in Seattle in December and I just can’t wait!
Oh by the way, Stanwood is a veritable hotbed of artists and especially glass, since we share a zip code with the way-cool Pilchuck Glass School (where I once delivered two delicious cheesecakes made by our awesome baker Susie Leorna, of which the recipient reported to his mother that it was the best cheesecake he’d ever eaten, and him being a rich kid from L.A. I took it as a huge compliment).