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This history is an account of how two Japanese immigrant families found a way to integrate themselves into the Burlington Washington community through church, school, and other activities leading up to World War II. The story of Burlington…

In 1897 the Brotherhood of the Cooperative Commonwealth, a Maine based socialist political group, put out a call to its membership of over 2,000 people across the nation to move to Washington State. Their long term goal was to win the heart of the…

Article documenting Burlington Carnegie Library cornerstone installation recognizing the donation of Andrew Carnegie's grant for the construction of the building. It also includes the description of the placement of a "jappaned" tin box containing…

Elva Cain served as librarian in the years 1928 and 1948

Letter to Mr. E. L Wilson, Secretary Library Board, Burlington Washington concerning recepticle to be put in stone for the storing of any records....including receipt for $16.00 for cornerstone for Burlington Library made by A. D. Frets Monument…

Architectural Drawing of Burlington Carnegie Library

Typewritten page with report of meeting and history of the library as of June 19, 1916


Historic Carnegie Library building in Burlington WA - side front

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