Friday Harbor at 100

A new book captures 100 years in the life of a community

Images of America

Mike and Julia Vouri’s new book about Friday Harbor, Washington tells a unique and richly detailed story about this historic seaside village. The book, a collaboration between the Vouri’s and the San Juan Historical Society, was published by Arcadia Publishing Co. as part of its Images of America series.

Early Island Life Comes Alive

More than 200 photos – many of them never before seen or published – depict Friday Harbor’s First Peoples, the building of the community, civic events, schools, town industries, and the people who shaped the community. The book’s foreword was written by Dr. David Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian (“Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945″) and Stanford University history professor.

About the Authors

Mike Vouri is the author of “The Pig War” (Arcadia Publishing Co., 2008); “Outpost Of Empire: The Royal Marines And The Joint Occupation Of San Juan Island” (Northwest Interpretive Association, 2005); and “The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay” (Griffin Bay Bookstore, 1999). Julia Vouri has been a writer and editor specializing in travel and health for 30 years.

To Purchase

It is available at local Friday Harbor book stores and the San Juan Historical Museum.

From an article by
RICHARD WALKER, Journal of the San Juans, Jan 13 2009