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Martha Kraencke, the Walking Lady of Edmonds


Last updated 4/10/2019 at Noon

During her walks, Martha Kraencke always stopped at her favorite bench, on Sunset Avenue in Edmonds.

Every town usually has its colorful characters.

But you’d have to go far to find one more intriguing than Martha Kraencke, the walking lady of Edmonds.

Martha was not just different; she had an aura of mystery. You could tell she must have been a beauty in her younger years. And she had the appearance of having had riches and importance.

But even after the passing of time, a mystery remained unsolved.

Why did Martha Kraencke walk the streets and alleyways of Edmonds from daylight to darkness?

If you spent time in downtown Edmonds in the latter part of the 1940s through 1977, Martha K...

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