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Pleasant Ridge School 2

The Pleasant Ridge School, Skagit County, Washington

On a hill overlooking the Skagit Valley near La Conner, Washington is a community called Pleasant Ridge. Settlers began to arrive in the area around the Civil War in the 1860s and gravitated towards the ridge’s elevation as it offered protection from floods.

Until the Depression, Pleasant Ridge was a thriving community that contained churches, a school, and a cemetery. Residents shopped in nearby La Conner and often walked or rode horses to get where they needed to go. They coexisted with local wildlife and enjoyed the bounty that the fertile valley had to offer. (more…)

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