Concrete, Washington

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to verify that their fears were legitimate. Of course, the real story was not as fantastic as the fictional radio drama – all that had occurred was that the Superior Portland cement company's electrical sub-station suffered a short-circuit with a flash of brilliant light, and all the town's lights went dark. The more conservative radio-listeners in Concrete (who had been listening to ''The Chase and Sanborn Hour'' on another station) attempted to calm neighbors, reporting


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to verify that their fears were legitimate. Of course, the real story was not as fantastic as the fictional radio drama – all that had occurred was that the Superior Portland cement company's electrical sub-station suffered a short-circuit with a flash of brilliant light, and all the town's lights went dark. The more conservative radio-listeners in Concrete (who had been listening to ''The Chase and Sanborn Hour'' on another station) attempted to calm neighbors, reporting that ''they'' hadn't heard a thing about any "disaster". Reporters heard soon after of the coincidental blackout of Concrete, and sent the story out over the international newswire and soon the town of Concrete was known (if only for a moment) worldwide. begins the slow climb through the Cascade Mountains to Washington Pass, via Concrete (Concrete, Washington) and the northern eastern terminus of SR 530 (Washington State Route 530). thumb right 250px Flowers on a farm in Skagit Valley. (File:Skagit Valley 1.JPG) The '''Skagit Valley''' lies in the northwestern corner of the state of Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), USA. Its defining feature is the Skagit River, which snakes through local communities which include the seat of Skagit County, Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Washington), as well as Sedro-Woolley (Sedro-Woolley, Washington), Concrete (Concrete, Washington), Lyman (Lyman, Washington)-Hamilton (Hamilton, Washington), and Burlington (Burlington, Washington).


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begins the slow climb through the Cascade Mountains to Washington Pass, via Concrete (Concrete, Washington) and the northern eastern terminus of SR 530 (Washington State Route 530). thumb right 250px Flowers on a farm in Skagit Valley. (File:Skagit Valley 1.JPG) The '''Skagit Valley''' lies in the northwestern corner of the state of Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), USA. Its defining feature is the Skagit River, which snakes through local communities which include the seat of Skagit County, Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Washington), as well as Sedro-Woolley (Sedro-Woolley, Washington), Concrete (Concrete, Washington), Lyman (Lyman, Washington)-Hamilton (Hamilton, Washington), and Burlington (Burlington, Washington).


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it was modernized to contain a kitchen and indoor restrooms. As Odd Fellows membership dropped significantly in the 1950s, the building was taken over by the Odd Fellows auxiliary Rebekahs Lodge until the 1970s. After that, the main and upper floors of the building were rented out to various businesses over the years, including a local-history museum, antique shop, and the local Eagles Lodge (Fraternal Order of Eagles). After remaining empty for a number of years, the building


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dam.jpg right thumb Lower Baker Dam At the time Lower Baker Dam was completed in 1925 and two years later raised to , it was the highest hydroelectric dam in the world. It is currently owned, operated, and maintained by Puget Sound Energy. Community Bible Church left thumb Community Bible Church (Image:Community Bible Church - Concrete, WA.jpg) Built in the mid-1950s, this non-denominational church was erected directly behind the current Mt. Baker


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to Sharpes Corner, on the outskirts of Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), where it meets the eastern terminus of veers slightly northward along a new portion of expressway


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accessdate 2012-12-19 The town lies mostly on the north bank of the Skagit River, and is split into half by the lower Baker River (Baker River (Washington)) (a tributary to the Skagit River). Mount Baker, a stratovolcano, lies northwest of Concrete and Mount Shuksan lies almost directly north. Both peaks are part of the North Cascades range. Demographics


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became the Concrete Assembly of God (Assemblies of God) church sometime in the 1990s. The church's congregation has since remodeled and restored the building. right thumb St. Catherine's Catholic Church (Image:St catherines in autumn2.jpg) St. Catherine's Catholic Church Built in 1912 by the Catholics of the community, this picturesque building is located on a hillside overlooking the town. The parish maintains a newer C.C.D. center across the street built in 1964. Concrete


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; Historic Concrete grade school destroyed by fire left thumb The Old Grade School burning down. (Image:Fireball.JPG)On April 27, 2008 at approximately 1:45 p.m., the historic Concrete grade school building was reported to be on fire and according to fire officials, was fully engulfed in flames within twenty minutes. Despite the efforts of five fire departments (including Concrete, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley and two rural fire districts), the building was a total loss. Not able

and a lesser threat to the larger and rapidly growing towns of Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Washington) and Burlington (Burlington, Washington), as well as other communities along the lower Skagit and Stillaguamish Rivers. A 2005 study conducted by the United States Geological Survey identified nine Cascade volcanoes, including Glacier Peak, as "very-high-threat volcanoes with inadequate monitoring". At the time of the study, only one

, completed in 2009, which it follows to Burlington (Burlington, Washington). As departs the route, and


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Concrete.k12.wa.us date accessdate 2013-02-15 was built in 1952. Constructed with the typical and necessary scholastic appointments and one visible and unusual difference: the central portion of the building was built over the road leading to it. To make the best use of the property, South Superior Avenue passes beneath the building, providing a weather-protected school bus loading zone. The building replaced the previous high school building in the center of town. The hallways

Concrete, Washington

'''Concrete''' is a town in north-central Skagit County (Skagit County, Washington), Washington (Washington (state)), United States. The population was 705 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The town of Concrete is included in the Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Washington)-Anacortes (Anacortes, Washington), Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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