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Tib, Charley, and the Edmonds and Seattle creation myths | History Files


Last updated 2/10/2022 at 10:26am

Creation myths are common for many cities. I suppose the most famous is the story of Romulus and Remus, fed by a wolf when they were infants. Romulus later killed Remus and created the city of Rome.

Edmonds has its own creation myth.

George Brackett paddled his canoe to Edmonds, came ashore with his two oxen and his faithful dog, drove out the snakes, found that Oregon grape would make a strong whiskey, single-handedly cut down the forest, and founded and built Edmonds.

I don't know how George got the oxen to sit still in the canoe.

Maybe I have a few creation myths confused there.


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