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Orcas Island, Washington, United States
Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Now & Then: Cascade Bay

From the archives, here is a wonderful view of Cascade Bay circa 1914. Robert Moran began his Orcas Island land acquisition when he purchased the Cascade Lumber and Manufacturing Company from the Newhall Bros. in 1905. This photograph shows the heavy logging that was done in the area. There are two remaining structures – one is the caretaker's home across the bay (center right in both photographs) and the other is a white home that appears center left (above the dock) in the 1914 photo, which is the Newhall House. It is not in the contemporary photo because the house was moved across from the lagoon in later years and is out of view. Today, Rosario Resort's family swimming pool and marina dominate the foreground.

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