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Pioneer of the Year proud to call Mukilteo home


August 9, 2017

Janice McCaulley Henry in front of her longtime home Monday, Aug. 7, on 3rd Street in Old Town Mukilteo. She is the Mukilteo Historical Society’s Pioneer of the Year. She’ll speak and take questions Thursday evening at Rosehill Community Center.

Mukilteo is the only place Janice McCaulley Henry ever wanted to live, despite the town’s reputation among her classmates at Everett High School in 1952.

The 81-year-old, who grew up in Mukilteo’s Old Town during the ‘30s and ‘40s, still remembers how people from Mukilteo were regarded in those days.

“They used to call people from Mukilteo mud hens,” Janice said. “In the yearbook at Everett High School, a lot of the senior guys would say their greatest ambition was to be the mayor of Mukilteo, being facetious.”

Until about that time, Mukilteo’s waterfront was more of a...

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