Normally for errands, we head west to Bow-Edison, south to Burlington-Mount Vernon and rarely north to Bellingham. But we really do not head east to Sedro Woolley. So today we had to get blood tests done and our Burlington lab closed so we decided to head to Sedro Woolley. Since it was such a crappy day we chose to make a day of it there.
Heading into town:
We got our blood drawn and then headed to The Iron Skillet for a late breakfast:
Then we headed to downtown to go to the Woolley Market
and Oliver Hammer.
Then we headed to the Sedro Woolley Museum. We had never been, and it is fascinating. Warning, there are lots of photos of items that intrigues me. Many are not that good because I was using my cell phone, and there are reflections from the lighting.
Dr. Jones Vet diploma
Old vet supplies
WWII food poster
Belleville shingle mill
Blanchard Saw Mill 1926
Homespun Homegrown wool bedspread 1835
Samish Bay Logging Company Blanchard
Sedro Woolley school names
chain saw tree
Dentistry in a logging camp
Sedro Woolley taverns matchbooks
Sedro Woolley bank robbers
Edison State Bank robbery information
Edison State Bank desk with bullet hole
Scotch Irish Tarheels
The Courier Times
Paul’s Service Station calendar
Smoke means trouble sign
Repeal 18th amendment
Skagit River Lumber & Shingle Co.’s Mills
Bendix Skagit Corporation sign
Information about Orth spinning wheel
Oath spinning wheel, gloves and socks (check out the knitting needles)
Memorial Hospital brochures
Dr. Gross bag
Northern State Hospital early photos
Northern State Hospital physicians
Northern State Hospital medical equipment
Northern State Hospital treatments
boxes and basket made by Northern State Hospital patients
wooden chain made by Northern State Hospital patient
ashtray and quilt made by Northern State Hospital patients
information about handcrafted pieces from Northern State Hospital patients
Doctoress Elizabeth Tingley
Dr. Georgiana Batey information
Dr. Georgiana Batey photo
Dr. Georgiana Batey portrait
There was a lot of information in the research library there including one of my favorite topics, Blanket Bill Jarman.
Ray Jordan article on Blanket Bill
Then we went to the gift shop where I bought a book about the Sedro Woolley bank robbery and a recipe booklet.
Old Fashioned Recipes booklet
This was a great way to spend a rainy day. I highly recommend it (except maybe the blood tests).