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George Brackett, revealed – part two

Edmonds becomes a town with first plat of a town site


Last updated 10/17/2019 at 10:27am

Editor's note: This is part two of the historical timeline of George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds. Part one was published Oct. 10. Both are available at www.edmondsbeacon.com.

Along the shores of Puget Sound, all seemed quiet at the Ten-Mile Beach Settlement when the census taker visited the home of George and Etta Brackett and their children in June 1880.

Four years later, much had changed, and 1884 turned out to be an important year in the lives of the Brackett family.

That year, Ten-Mile Beach settlement was renamed Edmonds, a post office was authorized, Edmonds was platted, and th...

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