Plywood Mill Discovery Point

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Wood processing mills were the foundation of Anacortes’ early economic development. These mills provided jobs, building materials, and commercial products that sustained the City’s early years. This important industry helped sustain the community into 20th century when the last mill closed. The wood processing mills along the Anacortes shoreline produced a wide variety of products including shingles, dimensional lumber, boxes, pipes, and plywood over a century of operation.

Information on this Trail Tales website was prepared under funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Public Participation Grant Program. While the information was reviewed for grant consistency and accuracy of project references, this does not necessarily constitute endorsement by the Department.

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Photo credits: Anacortes History Museum, Washington state Dept. of Ecology, Samish Indian Nation and others, as noted. Illustrations by Linda Feltner.