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Edmonds creation myth? Let’s get real | Taking Stock

 

September 27, 2017



In college I had a professor of ancient history who was fond of poking fun at various societies’ creation myths.

I wonder how he would regard Edmonds. Edmonds certainly has a creation myth and has various places in the city focused on that myth.

Specifically, George Brackett paddled ashore in his canoe, chased away the snakes, cleared the land using his oxen with his faithful dog by his side, and platted and built the city.

How George got the oxen into the canoe is still a mystery. OK, so maybe I borrowed the part about the snakes from another creation myth, but the rest of the story i...



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