b'STILLAGUAMISH: still uhGWAHmishSome visitors are surprised to learn they took a bridge to get from Stanwood to Camano Island.While it may not be a high bridgeit is indeed a HowToTalk Like a Localbridge taking you over the Stillaguamish River.At low tide the marsh is home to migrating birds and abundant with wildlife. During King tides of the winter you see nothing but water. TERRYS CORNER: Who is Terry? Almost every direction given on Camano Island will start with Terrys Corner as a landmarkturn right at Terrys Corner.but dont look for a sign stating Terrys Corner because you You wont find much of an accent or dialect here in the Stanwood-Camanowont find one. The commercial area at the V area but there are words that are often challenging to pronounce as well asas you come onto Camano is officially known as terminology that might confuse a visitor. With this quick tutorial you will soundCamano Commons but everyone calls it Terrys Corner.Named after farmer William Terry who like a local in no time. owned the land in 1929 early accounts indicate the lowland farm fields were once a peat bog of cranberries. Today you can find many kinds CAMANO: CaMAY noNORTH CAMANO,SOUTH CAMANO: of berries but nobody has spotted a rogue Strong A in Camano and you will get it justThis is a rather obvious onebut whether youcranberry yet. right.The indigenous name for this island wasare in North Camano or South Camano carries Kal-lut-chin meaning land jutting into a baysome weightwe will leave it up to you toUFFDA:Ya Sure Ya Betchawhich when viewing Camano from Stanwooddetermine the pros vs cons of your location. A nod to the areas Scandanavian influence, is very accurate. Eventually renamed CamanoThe dividing line is approximately around Thethe Uffda Shoppe is located in Viking Village after Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamao.Plaza meaning anywhere north of that you areand offers a wide variety of Scandanavian in North Camano. Mid island is rarely referredtreasures.In fact in 1949 over 60% of the EAST STANWOOD,WEST STANWOOD:to but if you are anywhere south of MonticelloStanwood residents identified as Norwegian, Historically known as the Twin CitiesDrive (mohn-ti-CHEL-oh or mohn-ti-SEL-oh)Swedish or Danish descent.If you are Stanwood only consolidated in 1960, prioryou are in South Camano.interested in more history about the areato that they were two different citiesEastThe Stanwood Area Historical SocietyStanwood and West Stanwood. OperatingTHE PLAZA (www.sahs-fncc.org) is a great place to visit.as two independent cities the towns cameIf you are going to The Plaza you are going to together due to new requirements forthe shopping center on Camano Island whereUTSALADY: uhtsuhLAHdeewastewater facilities neither town could affordyou will find the grocery storeCamano PlazaPerhaps the #1 mispronounced word on the on its own. But history runs deep and eachIGA as well as other retail and restaurantisland. Get this one right and you will solidify side of town has claim to their own individualestablishments. Keeping in line with Camanosyour local status. Utsalady represents a identityask a local about it. tagline of The Easy Islandjust call it residential community, a park and boat launch, The Plaza.a local elementary school, and the active ELGER: ELUtsalady Ladies Aid. Utsalady Rd runs parallel jerElger Bay Grocery store is located of coursePUGET SOUND: PYOOto Utsalady Bayonce a thriving shipyard jitoff Elger Bay Rd and right past Elger BayPart of the Salish Sea, the Pugetwhere timber was exported internationally.Elementary School as you head towardsyouSound is the body of waterThe origins of the name are up for debateguessed itElger Bay (the body of water). Use asurrounding the Stanwood-Camano area andeither named after the native word for land soft g to properly pronounce Elger. is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Like Elger aboveof many berries or after a Scottish settler who a soft g is used. The Puget Sound extends allafter the birth of his first son proclaimed its-a-GOINGTO TOWN:the way north to Anacortes and south laddie. Once you master the pronunciation you Whereistown? to Olympia. can decide which story to tell.When locals say they are going to town they are referring to Downtown Stanwoodwhether they are leaving from Camano, Warm Beach or local surrounding communitiesStanwood serves as the hubthat supports the surrounding communities with resourcesand commerce.LEQUE:leKWAYLeque island is a small island that can be found right under the bridge going from Camano to Stanwood and is at the mouth of the Stillaguamish (still-uh-GWAH-mish) river.The Leque Island Restoration project (in the works for the past 15 years) allowed water to flow freely onto the island for the first time in 135 years.Spring/Summer 2020Discover Stanwood-Camano23'