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 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Our Japanese Cultural Heritage | Muk Revisited

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication of a monument commemorating the harmonious relationships between early Mukilteo residents and families of Japanese workers... — Updated 6/10/2020 Full story

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Mukilteo's lumbering legacy | Muk Revisited

When the first permanent settlers arrived in Mukilteo, they were surrounded by an abundant supply of timber that could be used for building materials. Plenty of tall Douglas fir cou... — Updated 4/28/2020 Full story

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Smugglers, rumrunners and bootleggers

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of National Prohibition as stipulated in the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment banned the manufacture, sale,... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Brennan's Store anchored early Mukilteo

In the early 1900s, Mukilteo kids looking for penny candy or adults looking for tobacco products could always find what they wanted at Brennan's Store. John Brennan had located his... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Muk Revisited | Mukilteo's First Doctor

Mukilteo's first resident doctor was Claude E. Chandler. He was born Feb. 19, 1883, in Scopus, Missouri, to parents Harrison S. Chandler and Sarah E. Whitner. Harrison was a... — Updated 1/10/2020

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Mukilteo's foghorn l Muk Revisited

Mukilteo's foghorn has a storied past. The lobby area where you now enter our historic lighthouse was once a fog signal building that was full of machinery needed to operate a large... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Mukilteo's post office l Muk Revisited

Early mail routes were served by canoe, rowboat, or sailing vessel. When Snohomish County was formed separately from Island County in 1861, a post office was established at Mukilteo... — Updated 9/5/2019


Of dikes, ballgames, and clambakes

Today’s Lighthouse Park parking area was once the home ballfield for the Mukilteo baseball team. Besides competing against visiting teams here, the Mukilteo team had to battle... — Updated 7/31/2019


Our first light keepers l Muk Revisited

When the Mukilteo Lighthouse lamp was first lit on March 1, 1906, keeper Peter N. Christiansen was on site and ready to ensure its steady beacon remained a guiding light for ships e... — Updated 4/3/2019


Big Bang Theory l Muk Revisited

About 6 p.m. on Sept. 17, 1930, Mukilteo’s normal tranquility was shattered by two huge blasts. Besides upsetting the normal tranquility, windows in Mukilteo and Everett were... — Updated 1/9/2019


Early Mukilteo hotels l Muk Revisited

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, visitors to Mukilteo had several choices of where they could stay that are no longer present here. The first of these was Fowler’s Hotel, which... — Updated 11/7/2018 Full story


Before Ivar's

Newcomers to Mukilteo may be unaware of the storied history of the property at 710 Front Street, now known as Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing. Although we have not found ownership... — Updated 8/1/2018


Mukilteo Ferry Tales

Author’s Note: Portions of this article extracted from a “Scenes from the Past” article by Opal McConnell previously published in the “Rosehill News.” Did you know that:... — Updated 6/6/2018


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