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“This web site is amazing!  What a wonderful gift and resource for Coupeville!  I love it!”

“GO 4-H! This is a great site.  I learned so much.”

“I can’t get back to work because I’m enjoying the new site so much.  Great job 4-H kids”

“Awesome new site about our Historic Coupeville!!!”

“The Island County 4-H club did a GREAT job on this site.”

And that’s just a few of the compliments

This site is designed to provide a history of the building on Front Street, Coupeville, between Alexander Street in the West and Main Street in the East.

The site was built by the 4-HD club of the Island County 4-H. The primary students who gathered the data and rendered it into this website were:

  • Grace Cash
  • Isaac Cash
  • Arthur Keast
  • Avrey Scharwat
  • Dustin Scharwat

The 4-H HD Club team was led by Robert Elphick and Paula Scharwat.

The site was built using a grant provided by the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival in 2013.

Coupeville-Cover2-122x150The site heavily used the historical research performed by Judy Lynn for her Book Images of America – COUPEVILLE as well as a series of interviews that she obtained for an oral history of Front Street, Coupeville. Judy Lynn’s book can be purchased from the Island County Historical Society Museum book store.  And the oral history project interview transcriptions are available at the museum’s research library (by appointment). Judy has also been generous with her time and expertise for this project.

ebeylogoIn addition, the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve provided access to their records, knowledge, and expertise.  We are lucky to have the reserve here on Whidbey. The first of its kind in America it is both a secure steward of our prairie and a guidepost for other historically used and beautiful places in our country.

museumlogoThe Island County Historical Society Museum, provided access to their files on Front Street. Many of their historical pictures are shown on this website. Original photographs as well as larger full definition copies of the digital versions can be found at the Museum on Alexander Street in Coupeville.

And big thanks to Whidbey Telecom for working with the Coupeville community and providing a cost free platform and servers for the site to operate from.

The website is hosted by us, the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association.  The association also provided access to records, knowledge, and expertise and buildings featured on the site are owned by members of CHWA.

 

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