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George Brackett, revealed

From rugged New Brunswick to forested Puget Sound, here is the definitive guide to Edmonds' founder


October 10, 2019

Brian Soergel

George Brackett's grave and tombstone, located in the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery.

Editor's note: This is part one of the historical timeline of George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds. Part two will be published Oct. 17.

As a child, did you ever play the game Pass It On? One boy or girl would whisper a phrase to another child. That child would then tell what was meant to be the same phrase to the next child, and it would continue on down the line.

By the time the words got to the last child in line, the phrase had been altered from the original, whispered words.

That is sort of what has happened through the years with the retelling of the story of George Brackett and...

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