(Royal Stump Ranch 1927)

MESSAGES:...."Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962 ..."The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see"...."To be faithful to ourselves, we must keep our ancestors and posterity within reach and grasp of our thoughts and affections, living in the memory and retrospect of the past, and hoping with affection and care for those who are to come after us." Daniel Webster, 1782-1852, U.S. lawyer, diplomat, and Secretary of State...FAMILY HISTORIANS...ONE OF OUR GOALS AT THE STUMP RANCH..."HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE SOCIAL CONTEXT IN WHICH OUR ANCESTOR'S LIVED OUT THEIR LIVES CAN GIVE A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE TO OUR RESEARCH" ANNE L. HARVEY YOUR FAMILY HISTORY MAGAZINE MAY 2004 ISSUE 11.... ...GENEALOGICAL SEARCH... District Clerk's Annual Report 1888-1932...Years 1889-1900 are ready...Birdsview School District #22...If you have a family who pioneered in Birdsview...or family member who went to school in Birdsview...information or photos that can help with my research...please contact me... I'll also be glad to look up your family member for you. DAN

 


The Savage and Boyd families of this website were honored as 'Pioneer Family of the Year' at the 108th Annual Pioneer Picnic Thursday August 2, 2012. We had a great time sharing, visiting and talking Savage and Boyd family history with close to 100 cousins.

 Click the photo to go to the article on the Pioneer Picnic and the families at Skagit Valley Herald.

 

September  2016

If you haven't heard the news, the website 'Skagit River Journal' will now be under the care of Skagit County Historical Society & Museum as of June 2016. The late Noel Bourasaw had hopes that the website would continue under another's guiding hand. If you are someone who does research on Skagit River Journal, you know that many of his pages can still be found with the stumpranchonline.com prefix. That would be because Noel never finished transferring all his pages to skagitriverjournal.com after sharing Stump Ranch for about five years. As I will be the webmaster on SRJ for an unknown period of time, I have started by fixing broken links on both SRJ and the Stump Ranch.

Dan Royal

 



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Bob Johnson of Birdsvie

"In 1948, he purchased Van Horn Service, a little store and gas station in Van Horn. Two sons were born to them, Richard, and then Michael, two years later. He ran the store while Harriett had two little boys at home, just down the road from the store, where they have resided for all these years. Soon, the boys were old enough to go along, and she joined him at work in the store, "for just a while." Well, she is still working at age 91, but she doesn't go as early as she used to!! Albert and Harriett had a strict work ethic. The family rule was, and still is: If you are not in the hospital, or dead, you go to work!!"
Excerpt from Albert Franks obit, read more.



My inquiry to Cliff Johnson solved the mystery of the nickname 'Nanny Bill' pretty quickly, Cliff shared…”I can relate the history. When Billy (Bill’s grandson) was a little tyke (maybe 3-4 yrs) and Dad would go to Sedro shopping, at times he would bring back bananas. He’d give one to Billy, who called them nanas, or nannys. And from that, Dad became known as ‘Nanny Bill’. And since this was his Grandad, Billy also hung the moniker on his other Grandfather, Jim Wilson. He was known as ‘Nanny Jim”.
CONCRETE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF... UPDATED WITH NEW SCANNED IMAGES OF YEARBOOK AND INFORMATION. A GREAT PLACE FOR UPRIVER ALUMNI. Summer 2016


Walking Tour of Birdsview
An Informal History of Birdsview

"All the materials for the making of good homes and a fine country are here. The entire valley for the most part will make the best of farming or grazing lands. The people are for the most part educated and very industrious, being inspired by a knowledge that good and desirable homes can be built here..."
Communication from Birdsview May 1882
LA Boyd

Capt. L.A. & Olive Boyd Family

Kate & Mabel's
"Tales to Tell"

Pioneers Liked Stumping
by Dick Fallis
George & Etta Savage

George & Georgetta Savage Family

Some favorite & helpful links for genealogical and local & state history.
Skagit River Journal
Birdsey Minkler
Birdsview was named after this man, B.D. Minkler. by Noel Bourasaw, Skagit River Journal
Genealogical resource listing of WWI Veterans from
East Skagit County

Brought to us by Larry Spurling.
CONCRETE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF...
Alumni,Yearbooks, Reunions
updated  June 2016
CONCRETE HERITAGE MUSEUM
Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day
New Website
SKAGIT VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
 
The Obituary Name Index File
S.V.G.S. UPDATED APRIL 2009
The New Concrete Theater
Opened Feb. 2010
HISTORY BIRDSVIEW SCHOOL
Skagit River History
Larry & Josef Kunzler
Cascade Days
August 2016
BC Explorer-Digital History of the Pacific Northwest
Concrete, WA research & photos
WRITERS ARTIST WORKSHOP
east-skagit.com

Philip Johnson
Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival
Upcoming 2017
Welcome to Concrete
Concrete Chamber of Commerce
Concrete, WA

Publisher &: Editor Jason Miller
Upper Skagit Valley Womens Retreat
 Seventeenth Anniversary Retreat
SAVE THE DATE!
OCTOBER 7-9, 2016
AT BAKER LAKE LODGE
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Dan Royal: Editor & Webmaster
4004 Montgomery Ct., Mount Vernon, WA 98274
360-826-6141
Mission Statement
and acknowledgments


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