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General News · 27th July 2015
Cimas Gina
EVERYONE'S INVITED TO A CELEBRATION at the Cortes Island Museum! Plan to attend the Official Opening of Squirrel Cove - A Spirit of Place, Wednesday afternoon, July 29th, 3 to 5 pm. Entertainment beginning at 3:30 pm with a traditional Klahoose welcome. Enjoy music from the past once heard at dances in the Squirrel Cove Community Hall (& many other places on Cortes) as Elmer Ellingsen's accordion 'sings' once again. Join us for refreshments and a fun afternoon!

. Klahoose People moved there permanently in the 1890s but they, and other First Nations, had used the area seasonally for centuries. Early European settlers came about the same time, drawn by logging, mining and fishing. For the surrounding area, the cove became the place to purchase supplies, have a boat built or have equipment, radios & machinery fixed. In the early 1900s Squirrel Cove was a thriving community with a post office, 2 stores, church, school, hall, 2 machine shops, mill, boat works, 2 marine ways, blacksmith shop, and a log booming ground. Little remains today...

COMING SOON: The 4th booklet in Cortes Museum's history series - Squirrel Cove. Read amazing stories about early days & growing up in this once vibrant community.