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The history of Edmonds – as I learned it | History Files


Last updated 5/17/2022 at 7:10pm

Steven Davis

From August 2000: Old Milltown on Fifth Avenue South between Dayton and Maple streets.

I moved to Edmonds in April 1988. Most of what I thought I knew of Edmonds history was taken from what my four daughters learned in third grade history at Edmonds Elementary.

The story was simple. George Brackett rowed into Edmonds in a canoe, chased away the snakes, claimed the land, and with the help of his two oxen cleared the land, brought in the railroad, and built the town.

Later, Mr. Yost arrived and built up whatever George Brackett didn't have time for. I added the part about the snakes, but otherwise that was pretty much the story. And, as Ray Kinsella said, it was a good story;...

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