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Anacortes Senior College

Croatia and Anacortes

with Bret Lunsford


Location Anacortes has been influenced by immigrants from many places; those from the Dalmatian Coast of what is now Croatia began arriving around the 1880s. This course will follow the patterns of Croatian immigration to Anacortes, navigate the fishing industry-- focusing on salmon & the development of Puget Sound’s purse-seine boats, & visit the neighborhoods of historic Anacortes to learn about small-town life here in a bygone era.

Instructor: Bret Lunsford, Anacortes Museum Director and a panel of instructors.

Bret is a 56-year-old historian, writer and Anacortes Museum Director who grew up in Anacortes. In his youth, Bret worked in local salmon canneries & on fishing boats in Puget Sound & in Alaska. He is the author of Images of America: Anacortes (Arcadia Publishing), and Croatian Fishing Families of Anacortes – about his hometown’s unique place in the history of the Pacific Northwest.

Location: American Croatian Club of Anacortes, Basement Level, 1202 7th Street.

(3 weeks: October 15, 22, 29) 

  • Oct 15 - 29th, 2019
    Tue for 3 weeks from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

American Croatian Club, Basement Level

1202 Seventh St
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions

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