Images of America—Lopez Island
Excerpt from the introduction:
“Nestled in the San Juan Archipelago, Lopez Island is a 29.5 square mile mountaintop rising out of the Salish Sea. Lopez is a magical place, eliciting in many an ethereal response to its beauty, its substance, its peace. Over the past two centuries, people from near and far discovered Lopez, were drawn by its beckoning, and made their lives here. Together, they created and nurtured a special community spirit that has garnered islanders’ lifelong affection and passed through generations to the present day.
“This is the story of that community. Photographs introduce the people who came to Lopez when impenetrable woods met the shoreline, marshland was yet to be cleared, and life was carved out of wilderness. Given the gifts of phenomenal surrounding beauty, a mild climate, and abundant natural resources, the homesteaders and their descendents embraced their new life together.”
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Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns CD now available
The stories we heard at the “Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns” program in 2012 were captivating – sweet, poignant, funny. Gary Alexander and Mary Wondra read excerpts from the museum’s extensive archives, including rarely seen letters, diaries and memoirs.
We heard tales from early Lopez settlers – like Wesley Warner trying to convince his wife and daughters to leave the comfort of their New York home to move here in 1876, and the Cantine family establishing a farm on Fisherman Bay. From more recent times, we heard of Dort & Louie’s adventures building Sea Ranch, and Susie Gallanger’s mother trying to convince Susie to come home. The program concluded with Mary’s reading of the lovely poem, “If Ever You’ve Lived on an Island.”
We now have CDs available so you can hear “Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns” in the comfort of your home.
The CDs are $12 each (includes tax.) When you click one of the buttons below, you will be taken to the secure PayPal website to make your purchase using your credit card or PayPal account. You’ll be returned here when you’re done.
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