Indian name Doksk Ad
First white settlers 1853.
1855 the bark Anandyr sailed
first cargo ship spars to the
French shipyards at Brest.
Saw mill began operation 1857.
First lumber export to Shanghai 1860. By 1870 there were
54 houses and 147 . . . — — Map (db m141229) HM
Carnegie Library/Historical Museum
The first public library in Edmonds was opened in 1901, with a rotating stock of books provided by the Washington State Traveling Library Committee. In 1909, Reverend Lockwood succeeded in acquiring a $5000 . . . — — Map (db m197204) HM
Constructed with a $5000 gift from industrialist Andrew Carnegie, this building opened as a free public library in 1911. Until 1962 it housed the library upstairs and the Edmonds City Hall downstairs. After other civic uses, it became the home of . . . — — Map (db m197169) HM
The Olympic Mountains began life 35 million years ago as part of the ancient sea floor that thrust against the North American plate. Inexorable geologic forces fractured and folded these layers of rock and lifted them high into the air. Erosion . . . — — Map (db m75486) HM
Ken Griffey Jr.'s first professional hit, a home run, landed near this spot on June 17, 1987.
During the fourth inning of his second pro game, Griffey, age 17, playing for Bellingham against Everett in Northwest League action, muscled a 1-0 . . . — — Map (db m86609) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m135694) HM
Jackknife Bridge being raised over Ebey Slough, c. 1914.
A Bridge with a Past.
This historic Jackknife Bridge was built in 1914, spanning Ebey Slough, giving access to the rich farmland of the Snohomish River delta and raising for . . . — — Map (db m197207) HM
Sirita's playground was built in August 2007, by the Lake Stevens Community in memory of Sirita Jimmina Sotelo. Special thanks to Gary & Magda Malkasian and all foster parents who open their homes and hearts providing a safe haven for children . . . — — Map (db m178921) HM
This cottage was built in 1917 by the Puget Mill Company as a residence for the superintendent of the 33-acre Alderwood Manor Demonstration Farm. F.C. McClane was the superintendent until the Company closed the Demonstration Farm in 1933. The . . . — — Map (db m60021) HM
The park sites original residence was built in 1919 by the Puget Mill Company, and first owned by Joseph R. and Harriet B. Holt. In 1934, wanting to “live in the country,” Mildred and Albert Humble and their two daughters, Janice and . . . — — Map (db m60022) HM
Trolley Car 55 is a 1907 Interurban single-ended, wood framed electric rail car that was constructed by the Niles Carbody Works and delivered to the Seattle-Everett Traction Company in 1910. The Interurban Rail Line provided commuter service from . . . — — Map (db m60023) HM
Built by the Puget Mill Company in 1919, this grocery and supply store was located on the North Trunk Road in Alderwood Manor (now 196th Street SW in Lynnwood). The Main Store was a familiar landmark half-way between Seattle and Everett to . . . — — Map (db m60020) HM
This house, built in 1905-1906 as part of the Mukilteo
Light Station, was designed by Carl W. Leick. The first
family to occupy this house was that of the first
Assistant Lighthouse Keeper, David O. Kinyon.
The photo shows how the original light . . . — — Map (db m159828) HM
Early Explorers of the Mukilteo Region
We do not know the name of the first man or women to venture into the Mukilteo area, but we do know that the ancestors of todays Native Americans migrated from Asia to North America at least 12,000 . . . — — Map (db m61041) HM
The landscape you see from Lighthouse Park has been shaped by geologic processes. These processes have been working slowly and steadily over the past 2 million years of the Quaternany period, a long episode of creation and . . . — — Map (db m178911) HM
The hospitality of early Mukilteo residents to families of Japanese workers at Crown Lumber Co.
The Japanese lived near this marker in an area known as Japanese Gulch from 1903 until the 1930's, when the sawmill closed . . . — — Map (db m178726) HM
On May 30, 1792 Captain Vancouver and his party anchored off this point and came ashore the following morning. Commissioned by the British to survey the N.W. Coast of America, they named this area Rose Point for the many wild roses that grew here. — — Map (db m83866) HM
Welcome to a walking tour of Mukilteo Lighthouse Park and Mukilteo's historic light station. We hope you enjoy this walk, learning more about Mukilteo and its lighthouse. The tour is fully accessible, and restrooms are located here in the park. . . . — — Map (db m178833) HM
This property has been placed on:
The National Register of Historic Places
by the Department of the Interior and on
the Washington Heritage Register by
the Governor's Advisory Council on historic . . . — — Map (db m83865) HM
Use of the Spit in Mukilteo
This area is within the traditional territory of the Snohomish who, along with the Snoqualmie, Skykomish and other allied tribes and bands, are Salish-speaking indigenous peoples that lived along the shoreline . . . — — Map (db m178832) HM
"When you're on the water, you know that you're celebrating your ancestors and taking care of your spirit"
-Tulalip tribal member, Sydney Napeahl.
Cedar canoes are the traditional mode of transportation for Coastal Native American . . . — — Map (db m179260) HM
Treaty of Point Elliott, 1855
On January 22, 1855, a treaty was negotiated between the United States Government and the Coast Salish tribes of this area. More than 2,000 Indians gathered here from throughout the Northern Puget Sound . . . — — Map (db m178806) HM
The Keeper's House, designed by Carl W. Leick, was
built in 1905-1906 along with the lighthouse and other
light station buildings. Peter N. Christiansen,
Mukilteo's first lighthouse keeper, lived here with his
family until 1925. Christiansen had . . . — — Map (db m159815) HM
Coast Salish peoples, here for thousands of years before settlers arrived, shared a strong belief in the existence of "myth age," when beings sharing both human and animal qualities roamed the earth. According to legend, a Changer . . . — — Map (db m179253) HM
In 1853, Washington's territorial governor Isaac Stevens identified 30 different Indian tribes in the Puget Sound area. A presidential order directed him to sign treaties with them. The Point Elliott Treaty, signed on this waterfront in 1855, . . . — — Map (db m179257) HM
The Gifts from the Old Growth Cedars
Back 1,000 years ago until the 1880s, old growth cedar was abundant along the drainages of our streams and the Snohomish River. Just as salmon and marine species played an important role in providing . . . — — Map (db m178754) HM
At this place on January 22, 1855,
Governor Isaac I. Stevens
concluded the treaty by which the
Indians ceded the lands from Point
Pully to the British boundary. Of the
one hundred signatures, eighty-two
were by Indian chiefs, headmen . . . — — Map (db m135450) HM
This award was presented to Zouhair Mardini and Mosaic Architecture for their demonstrated dedication to the true preservation and restoration of the historic features of the 901 First Street Building, ensuring that the additions were . . . — — Map (db m179010) HM
Alanson, Elhanan, and Hyrcanus were all born in a town named to honor their grandfather, Bradley. He assumed Leonard's Mill on Nicolas Stream in 1828, and over the next 50 years, the family milling operation grew so successful that even . . . — — Map (db m179120) HM
Snohomish's Fallen Heroes
Merle C. Alexander Glenn T. Bagley Guy C. Cooper
Frank C. Danner Oscar Dickson John Hawks
Gay L. Jones William E. Koplitz Jules Le Maitre
Julius C. Morse Reginald W. Newman Jesse I. . . . — — Map (db m179124) HM
The cottage you see on the bluff above
was Snohomish County's first courthouse,
first post office and our first city hall.
Originally built in Steilacoom
and delivered by steamship in 1859.
It was also the home of city founder,
Emory . . . — — Map (db m72646) HM
This corner stone and bell were
salvaged from the First Snohomish
Court House constructed in 1891.
The Snohomish School District
purchased the building in 1906
to be used as the school house. It
was removed in 1938 so that the . . . — — Map (db m179013) HM
Nina Blackman graduated from Oakland High School in 1883, then studied for and passed the teacher's examination board with a certificate to teach primary school. Surprising both her mother and fiancι, Nina accepted a teaching position in . . . — — Map (db m179072) HM
"There was no time to be lonesome."
Mary Low, age 11, and her family were members of the Denny Party that arrived at Alki Point in 1851. Many of the Denny Party became the first settlers of Seattle. The Lows, however, settled in Port . . . — — Map (db m178945) HM
Jennie and Lot Wilbur celebrated their wedding anniversary on April 8th; she was 24 years old and he was two years younger when they married in 1868. The union produced no children, but together they established the first drug store in . . . — — Map (db m179211) HM
The gift of
Original Building Construction 1909
City Restoration Project 2020
Town Halls & Master Plan 2017 & 2018
State Grants 2018 & 2019
Final Design 2019 . . . — — Map (db m178940) HM
Lucetta Gertrude Morgan was 11 years old when the family moved to Olympia, Washington Territory. Eight years later, she met Emory Ferguson during his service as a legislator.
What a lucky break for both seasoned pioneers: An eligible . . . — — Map (db m179006) HM
The First Lawyer and Doctor Start a Newspaper
The two guiding lights of Snohomishs first newspaper arrived in town a month apart. Eldridge Morse (1847-1914) trained as a lawyer at the University of Michigan. He and his young family . . . — — Map (db m179210) HM
The town of Stanwood, Washington was named for her. Fifteen days after her death the Stanwood town council honored Mrs. Pearson that referred to her as a "...pioneer and benefactress of our town...(whose) life work and best efforts have been . . . — — Map (db m140756) HM
WORLD WAR I
Harvey C. Baker ·
Joseph E. Bruseth ·
Albert N. Buli ·
Ray W. Bunton ·
Andrew Engebretsen ·
Frank H. Hancock ·
Bert Stevens ·
Jacob B. Teiseth ·
Emma J. Thorsen · Andrew Wik · Alfred Kristoferson
WORLD WAR . . . — — Map (db m143280) WM