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By Peter Anderson
Director of the Mukilteo Historical Society 

Mukilteo's lumbering legacy | Muk Revisited


Last updated 4/28/2020 at 5:51pm

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 could be cut and formed into lumber used for joinery, veneer, flooring and construction. Tall native cedar trees were abundantly available for making roof shingles and exterior siding. There was more than enough of these forest products to satisfy local building needs, so logging camps were soon established to harvest timber for export to other regions.

Trees were cut by hand and, early on, pulled by oxen along rudi...

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