Teen uses QR codes to shed light on town’s past


CRAMMING FOR A HISTORY PROJECT – La Conner High junior Rachel Cram has been reviewing multiple sources to develop an anecdotal history of downtown buildings since January. Among those sources are articles written by her great-grandfather, Puget Sound Mail publisher Pat O’Leary. Cram is scheduled to present her project to the Town Planning Commission on June 15. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Local history will be shared well into the future thanks to a La Conner student’s research.

Rachel Cram, a La Conner high junior, is scripting audio recordings that with the press of a finger on a smartphone will provide anecdotal details about some of the town’s more historic downtown buildings.

Cram will present her project, which places optical sign labels on buildings, at the June 15 Town Planning Commission meeting. Each QR code contains building specific historical information.

Town Planner Michael Davolio has said the QR codes would be considered commemorative plaque signs and...

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