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The Wild & Woolly History of Sheep in the San Juan Islands

The history of wool in the San Juans is a warp and weft of ingenuity and tall tales. Raised for breeding, meat, and wool, sheep have always been a major part of agriculture in San Juan County.

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A Bushel and a Peck: Growing Island Vegetables

Market gardens and farms have sustained islanders from the earliest people to Gold-Rush hopefuls, soldiers, settlers and sailors. Local restaurant menus tell just the current chapter of a long and varied story of the humble vegetable in the San Juan islands.

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Where on Earth is the Salish Sea?

Less than half of the people in Washington and British Columbia have heard of the Salish Sea, even though they live alongside it.

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Writing the Interisland

Iris Graville is the first writer-in-residence on the Washington State Ferries, and shares her thoughts while writing aboard the Tillikum.

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20 Years Under the Stars with Island Stage Left

Island Stage Left turns 20 with a summer redux of "The Tempest," their first Shakespeare Under the Stars production staged back in 1999.

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5 Reasons to Visit the San Juans Year-Round

From Savor the San Juans farm tours in the fall, to small-town holiday traditions and romantic getaways in the winter, this post lets you in on all the special events, happening all year 'round in the San Juan Islands.

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A Weekend of History on San Juan Island

Explore San Juan Island history at English Camp, National Historical Park with guest blogger Lisette Wolter-McKinley.

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Going Back in Island Time at the San Juan Island Historical Museum

Discover island history at a farmhouse-turned-museum in historic Friday Harbor.

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