Bainbridge Conversation

Reporter Ethan Fowler engages island residents in a conversation about their community.
Subscribe to RSS
Back to Bainbridge Conversation

Archive for February 11th, 2013

Island Road History | Bjune Drive

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Streets of the Week: Brien Drive, Shannon Drive, Bjune Drive

Location: Winslow waterfront.

History: Developer Ed Stafford worked in the area just south of the bustling Winslow Way business district.

Nearby Eagle Harbor and the island yacht club kept the area busy while Waterfront Park ensured the developement’s natural beauty.

As Stafford’s work in the area drew to a close, he had to decide what to name the development’s streets. He looked to his three children for inspiration when christening the three parallel roads.

Brien got his own street. So did Shannon. But what about Betty June? It was from a light-hearted blending of Betty June’s names that Bjune Drive was born.

This occasional Islander series explores the history of island street names, as compiled by Elinor Ringland and fellow Bainbridge Island Historical Society volunteers.  If you have an island road story to share, email Ringland at elinorjoe@msn.com.


Available on Kindle

Polls

What would you most like to hear on a Bainbridge community radio station?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Bainbridge News on Facebook

E-mail notifications

Calendar

February 2013
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728  

Categories

Archives