|Clear Lake Community
|Post Office Box 333
Clear Lake Washington 98235
A LITTLE ABOUT US
The Clear Lake Historical Association was formed in 1987 by citizens interested in retaining the
unique history of our area. We now have a wonderful collection of old photos and are always
looking for more. Please contact our historian, Deanna Ammons, if you have photos or
memories of early Clear Lake that you would like to share.
After being settled by farm folk in the late 1800's, with the advent of the railroad the area grew
into a bustling community. Logging and the manufacture of finished lumber soon took over as
the major industry.
Although the railroad and lumber mill are long gone, many memories remain. Keeping these
memories alive is but one of the endeavors of the Historical Association. The Association now
owns and maintains the former I.O.O.F. Hall, one of the first buildings built in town around 1892
and was a saloon up until it was purchased by the I.O.O.F. in 1910. The Association is always
looking for people interested in becoming members of the organization. The Association meets
quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
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Clear Lake Historical Association
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November 11, 2014 Jaci, Deanna, Sylvia and Barbara went to Olympia for a ceremony honoring
Washington's 125th birthday. A special program took place in the Capitol Building. The
program's title was "Blazes, Rails, and the Year of Statehood." One of our vintage photos
included in our Washington Rural Heritage Collection was selected for display in the Secretary
of State's Office.
The Skagit Valley Herald's November 11th issue includes an article about the photo, including a
picture of Deanna displaying a framed copy of it. See photo page.
Sandy, a long time Clear Lake resident, has recently joined our digitization group. Her computer
skills have been a great help to us.