Marketing icon protests repeats La Conner history
Back in the day-
May 10, 2022
La Conner is all about history – all the time, it often seems – perhaps because the trend here is for it to constantly repeat itself.
A case in point is the controversial promotional sign, or “marketing icon” in modern parlance, proposed for Gilkey Square and which has already undergone a major facelift to quell a groundswell of protests.
The current flap is reminiscent of one that occurred 33 years ago.
That’s when in response to tulip traffic congestion a directional sign to town at the base of Pleasant Ridge was doctored to read “Don’t Visit Historic La Conner.”