Concrete, Washington

What is Concrete, Washington known for?


school building

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 and the wood shop were used during the filming of the Michael Caton-Jones film, This Boy's Life (This Boy's Life (film)) in 1992. Concrete High School's school colors are purple and gold and their team mascot is the Lion. CHS's sports teams participate in the Northwest 2B 1A league under the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Concrete's Future Business Leaders of America was the fastest growing in the state during the 2012-13 school year. 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).


live performances

sold to local business owners, they remodeled the theatre and once again opened it in February 2010. The new owners show old as well as recent-run films and host live performances. They also allow many community events take place such as Youth Dynamic nights and church choir recitals. More history of the theatre, as well as current information, can be found here. Concrete Theatre Lower Baker Dam Image:Lower baker


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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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: all information on these buildings and landmarks have been referenced from the local history book, ''"So They Called The Town Concrete"'', written by Charles M. Dwelley, published by ''The Concrete Herald'', 1980; reprint 2004, 2009 It contains reputable knowledge of Concrete. Henry Thompson Bridge left thumb 250px Henry Thompson Bridge (File:Thompson Bridge autumn 2008.jpg) File:Henry Thompson Bridge in Concrete, WA.jpg right thumb 250px Henry

They Called The Town Concrete"'', written by Charles M. Dwelley, published by ''The Concrete Herald'', 1980; reprint 2004, 2009 Orson Welles' ''War of the Worlds'' radio broadcast On October 30, 1938, Seattle's CBS affiliate radio stations KIRO (KIRO (AM)) and KVI broadcast Orson Welles' now-famous ''War of the Worlds (The War of the Worlds (radio))'' radio drama. While this broadcast was heard around the country, some of the most terrified listeners were


school band

served in the US Army during the Vietnam War era. He holds a First Class Honours degree in English from Hertford College, Oxford (1972) and an M.A. (Master of Arts (postgraduate)) from Stanford University. In 1975 he was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford. Amidst fanfare, music provided by the Concrete High School Band (Concrete, Washington), and ribbon cutting, Highway 20 was officially


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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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in Concrete. 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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1950s, after his mother moved from west Seattle to marry a mechanic who lived in one of the company houses. In his memoir, ''This Boy's Life'', he calls this isolated settlement "Chinook," and describes how the nearest high school was a long bus ride away, in a slightly larger hamlet called Concrete (Concrete, Washington). In the 1993 film version of ''This Boy's Life (This Boy's Life (film))'', starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, the two places are combined


energy community

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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; 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

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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