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By George: A Brackett mystery solved

 

Last updated 11/8/2017 at Noon

George Brackett, in his 1905 City Council portrait.

In the Oct. 19 Edmonds Beacon, Tim Raetzloff in his Taking Stock column titled “Edmonds creation myth? Let’s get real,” mentioned that it was a mystery as to how Edmonds founder George Brackett got his oxen to his property in a canoe.

So, let’s try to clear up the mystery.

Although, before doing that, I do have to say I was surprised to read Raetzloff’s article in the Beacon as earlier the very same day, I had given a talk at the Edmonds Landing on the subject of “Before Edmonds – The sto...



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