I hope you have had a chance to see the newly updated website for the Skagit River Journal online by now. We are a unique resource for the history of the Skagit River watershed from British Columbia to the Puget Sound. If you have a student in the house or if you and your family enjoy well-researched history, with an amusing take on it, you may want to come back again and again as we update the site. Maybe we can cross-link our websites? We've just been awarded five stars by the prestigious WashingtonSuite web links directory.
We have added an extensive new series of photos of the upriver area from pioneer times to the free Preview Edition of the SRJ online. And we've shared a magazine article from 1869 about the first successful ascent of Mount Baker that describes the four Northwest counties in their virgin state. It also describes the lives of native Indians and their methods of hunting and fishing.
If you like it, there are details there of how to subscribe or share gift subscriptions with your friends and relatives. And please pass on the link to others on your mail list or your client list, if they would like to learn about Sedro-Woolley and the Skagit River area. Even if someone does not have a computer, they can access the SRJ website from any public libary or on a friend's computer anywhere in the world. If you purchase a gift subscription and supply the person's address, that person will be notified by mail of your gift. This is how we are funding the entire website and we hope to have a healthy paid-subscriber base by early 2001. We are now listed on every major search engine, which has led to nearly 3,000 hits on the website so far. This has, in turn, led to many readers sharing scans of photos, along with documents and memories about the Northwest.
Thank you very much for your interest and support. And Merry Christmas. Noel V. Bourasaw