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By Peter Anderson
Director, Mukilteo Historical Society 

Mukilteo's post office l Muk Revisited


September 4, 2019

Mukilteo Historical Society

Jacob D. Fowler, Mukilteo co-founder and first postmaster in Snohomish County.

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, along with the County seat. Mukilteo's co-founder, Jacob D. Fowler, became the County's first postmaster, and the post office was located in Fowler's store/hotel on Front Street. At that time, the non-native population of the Snohomish-Tulalip-Mukilteo area was about 49 (all men), and the postage rate for domestic letters was three cents per half ounce.

In the early years, mail came to and from Mukilteo by bo...

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