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Historical Museum

Located in La Conner
"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"

Within hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, people were deployed to various places around Skagit County to watch for the arrival of enemy aircraft. So great was the fear of bombing that by the end of the second week formal 24 hour observation services were set up along the bays and on rooftops in the towns throughout the county.

Once the Washington State and National Defense Councils were organized, training was available in the form of Aircraft Warning Schools. After they graduated, participants volunteered in the Aircraft Warning Service. This is an ad for such a school in La Conner.