Fox Island A History by George L. Miller

Great news in book printing at the museum! We have reprinted Fox Island A History by George L. Miller. This book has been out of print for many years and is now, once again available for sale in the museum store.

The book was originally published in 1993 by the Fox Island Historical Society. It is an invaluable resource for Fox Island history with many photos and wonderful stories of life on the island in areas such as boating, agriculture, industries, organizations, schools, and much more.

George L. Miller was married to Lois Miller, a postmaster on the island from 1973-1987. Together in 1974, they donated the building site which became the future home of our museum.

An Island in Time I: Growing Up in the 1940s By Don Edgers (365 pages)

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”A wonderful reminiscence of growing up on Washington state’s Puget Sound during a most interesting, confusing and exciting decade in the 20th century, the 1940s”.


 An Island in Time II: Growing Up in the 1950s by Don Edgers (141 pages)

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Life on the Island right before and after the building of the Fox Island Bridge (opened in 1954).


Fox Island (Arcadia Images of America) by Don Edgers (128 pages)

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Part of the Arcadia Images of America series, this is a wonderful collection of captioned archival photographs, mostly from the Museum archives, depicting the history and flavor of the Island.


Fox Island: A History – A concise history of the Island by Alexis MacDonald (30 pages)













Puget Sound Whales For Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting by Sandra Pollard

Sandra is a certified marine naturalist and writer, living on Whidbey Island.  She has written about and given talks on the endangered killer whales that frequent the south Puget Sound.

Foreword by:  Howard Garrett of Orca Network

Published by The History Press, June 24, 2014

“This is the story of the Washington State capture era, 1964-1976, when approximately 45 Southern Resident killer whales were captured for marine parks, and 11 more killed.  Discover the fates of the whales taken, and how the violent capture era came to an end.” 

This book is pertinent to the history of Fox Island as some of this hunting was done in the waters surrounding Fox Island. Gov. Dixy Lee Ray is also mentioned in the book as a marine biologist whose work at the Seattle Aquarium placed her in the middle of these historic times.

This book is available for purchase at the Fox Island Historical Museum.












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