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Everett in Snohomish County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Legion Park

 
 
Legion Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 24, 2016
1. Legion Park Marker
Inscription.  The Legion Park overlook allows a glimpse into the distant past. Here the panoramic view of Port Gardner Bay extends all the way to Mukilteo, and includes views of Smith Island, Priest Point, Camano, Jetty and Gedney (Hat) Islands. On a clear day one can see both the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. To the north, the Snohomish River spills into the bay, which was a creation of melting glacial ice ten thousand years ago. The Snohomish Tribe once spent winters in a village on the northern peninsula just below Alverson Bridge. A major development of Legion Park occurred during the 1930s, beginning with donation of the land by the American Legion in 1932. During the Great Depression the city supplemented a dwindling budget with federal funds to employ WPA workers who cleared the acreage and constructed a park. The 129 acre Legion Memorial Golf Course was added in 1935. A small arboretum of native plants was developed in 1961.
 
Location. 48° 1.026′ N, 122° 12.295′ W. Marker is in Everett, Washington, in Snohomish County. Marker is on Alverson Boulevard, on the left
Legion Park Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 24, 2016
2. Legion Park Marker - wide view
when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett WA 98201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ken Griffey Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mukilteo Light Station (approx. 6.7 miles away); Landing Site of Capt. George Vancouver (approx. 6.7 miles away); Early Explorers (approx. 6.7 miles away); Treaty of Point Elliott (approx. 6.7 miles away); Ferguson Cottage (approx. 9 miles away); Humble House (approx. 14.2 miles away); Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the HiBulb Lookout area of Legion Park.
 
Categories. Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas
 
Marker Inset: Hahts-Ko-Litsa, mother of Chief William Shelton image. Click for full size.
3. Marker Inset: Hahts-Ko-Litsa, mother of Chief William Shelton
"What we know about the natives who lived here has come to us mainly through stories told by the people themselves. Hahts-Ko-Litsa, mother of Chief William Shelton, recalled her birth at the village of Hebolb. She described the village's location as being on the northern tip of the present City of Everett."
Marker inset: William Shelton, Chief of the Tulalip image. Click for full size.
4. Marker inset: William Shelton, Chief of the Tulalip
"William Shelton, chief of the Tulalip tribes, spoke at the dedication of Legion Park in 1937 shortly before his death."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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