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 By Bruce Brown    Opinion

Of place names and goats | Muk Revisited

Editor’s note: This column, written by the late Bruce Brown, first appeared in the spring 2004 issue of the Mukilteo Historical Society newsletter. Brown was a longtime member of the Historical Society, and his wife, Lois, has... — Updated 9/14/2023


Origins of Hawthorne Hall: Royal Neighbors of Mukilteo

Editor's note: Given the recent reconsideration of the sale of Hawthorne Hall by the City Council, we thought this Muk Revisited column from Aug. 11, 2021, would be of interest to... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Neil Anderson    Opinion

Another look at the historic Mukilteo Speedway | Muk Revisited

What an interesting name for a road. The Mukilteo Speedway. The road connecting the old ferry dock site to Highway 99. Speedway? Why? Who gave it the name and when? There has been... — Updated 7/12/2023

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Preserving our maritime history | Muk Revisited

Located at the Mukilteo Light Station, the non-profit Mukilteo Historical Society is a proud steward of our town’s rich maritime history. For thousands of years our area was a... — Updated 4/5/2023


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 — Updated 3/29/2023

 By Joanne Mulloy    Opinion

History of Lighthouse Park

The area now known as Mukilteo Lighthouse Park has a long history. Native Americans used the land for thousands of years and local tribes held inter-tribal conferences in this... — Updated 2/2/2023


The Story of De-Dowble-Sa, the Founding Mother of Mukilteo, part 2 | Muk Revisited

Editor's note: This is a second of a two-part series on De-Dowble-Sa, regarded as the Founding Mother of Mukilteo. De-Dowble-Sa seems to have been closest to her eldest child,... — Updated 10/20/2022


Mukilteo's Pioneers of the Year (A History) | Muk Revisited

In 1966, the newly formed Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) organized the first Mukilteo Pioneer Festival as a means of celebrating and honoring the city's history. The festival... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jerry Arnold    Opinion

A tale of Big Gulch salmon | Muk Revisited

During an after-dinner conversation with Mukilteo friends, the topic of Big Gulch arose. This prominent forested ravine, nested between 92nd Street SW and Harbour Pointe Boulevard i... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Birth of a City | Muk Revisited

Seventy-five years ago, Mukilteo voters approved a ballot question to incorporate their community as a town. The vote on April 29, 1947, was 220 in favor of incorporation and 137... — Updated 9/7/2022

 By Soren Sackett    Opinion

From Rose Hill to Rosehill | Muk Revisited

Editor's note: This month's Muk Revisited column is the winning essay submitted for the Mukilteo Historical Society's 2022 scholarship program. Soren Sackett is a graduating Kamiak... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

From bookmobile to full-service library | Muk Revisited

Mukilteo's incorporation in 1947 coincided with the very first bookmobile for Snohomish County residents. While it seems that the city's incorporation meant that Mukilteo was no lon... — Updated 4/20/2022


The Story of De-Dowble-Sa, the Founding Mother of Mukilteo, part 1 | Muk Revisited

Editor's note: This is a first of a two-part series on De-Dowble-Sa, regarded as the Founding Mother of Mukilteo. Her Lushootseed name was De-Dowble-Sa. To the early residents she... — Updated 3/23/2022

 By Joanne Mulloy    Opinion

Preservation of Mukilteo's iconic light station | Muk Revisited

Lighthouses serve as beacons of hope and strength throughout the world and the Mukilteo community is fortunate to have our own. The lighthouse tower houses the Fourth Order Fresnel... — Updated 2/23/2022

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Mukilteo's Ammunition Dock | Muk Revisited

Many Mukilteans will remember the huge pier that projected out into Possession Sound from where our new ferry terminal is now. Some may recall its association with the U.S. Air... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By Joanne Mulloy    Opinion

The Spirit of Ivar Haglund shines in aftermath of storm | Muk Revisited

This year's rain, wind, and flooding remind us of legendary storms from previous years. One of the most significant in Mukilteo was Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, when the storm came from... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Fun and Frolic at Shingle Mill Beach | Muk Revisited

The first question readers might ask is: Where is Shingle Mill Beach? The late Beverly "Bevo" Dudder Ellis answered this question in an article that she wrote for a spring 2003... — Updated 11/24/2021


The history of the Boeing Everett plant | Muk Revisited

It started with a handshake between two men. Bill Allen, Boeing's head of production, and Juan Trippe, the president of Pan American Airways, were on a fishing trip in 1965. The agr... — Updated 11/3/2021


Royal Neighbors of Mukilteo | Muk Revisited

Take a moment and imagine living in Mukilteo 100 years ago. Nationally, the Great War, World War 1, ended in 1918. The 19th Amendment, the legal right of women to vote, was... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Early Saloons & Pool Halls | Muk Revisited

Morris Frost and his business partner, Jacob Fowler, established the first White settlement at Mukilteo in about 1860. Before this, Jacob Fowler had been operating a saloon and... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By C.J. Kisay    Opinion

The Ferry Important History of Mukilteo | Muk Revisited

Since its earliest history on the shore of Puget Sound, Mukilteo has had a rich and fascinating history. A new chapter in this history was written on Dec. 30, 2020, when Mukilteo... — Updated 6/9/2021

 By Al Friedrich    Opinion

Water, water everywhere, but what to drink? | Muk Revisited

For thousands of years, the Snohomish Indians traditionally made use of the land that is now Old Town Mukilteo. In 1841, the Wilkes Expedition had named the area Point Elliot. In... — Updated 5/14/2021

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

From a bus barn to a watering hole | Muk Revisited

Over the years, the Front Street building we now know as the Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse has been home to quite a variety of uses. It was built around 1942 as a storage and... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Joanne Mulloy    Opinion

The Fowler Pear Tree | Muk Revisited

The Mukilteo light station is not the only site on the Washington Heritage Register. Mukilteo also has the Point Elliott Treaty Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Monument,... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Losvar's Mukilteo Boathouse and Marina | Muk Revisited

Before the condominiums were built at 610 Front St., the property was home to the Losar family's Mukilteo Boathouse and Marina. Family business founder Paul Losvar was born in... — Updated 2/10/2021


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