According to Jo Bailey and Al Cummings in San Juan: The Powder Keg Island the Native Fish Camp where salmon were processed for the Hudson Bay Company was at "Granny's Cove" in what is now American Camp: San Juan Island National Historical Park. When this photograph of the beach was taken my father's family, the McRaes, Scots immigrants who moved out here from Montana in the 1920s, were still farming what is now American Camp Park. I remember my Dad, Jim McRae, saying he had the best childhood a person could have growing up at American Camp. Dad passed away in 1975.
Unfortunatly, Powder Keg Island by the Bailey-Cummings is currently out of print.
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