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By Kieran Gamble
Mukilteo Historical Society 2020 scholarship winner 

An old church on 2nd Street | Muk Revisted


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 12:58pm

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St. John's Church has played a major role in the history of Mukilteo.

Mukilteo is a small town rich in history. In 1855, Gov. Isaac Stevens met with the 82 different Native American leaders in the area, resulting in the Snohomish Tribe, who inhabited what is currently Mukilteo, signing the Point Elliot Treaty.

In the Snohomish Tribe language "Mukilteo" meant two different things, one being good camping ground, as Mukilteo was a fishing village for the Snohomish and its neighboring tribes, and the other meaning narrow passage. The name Mukilteo was fitting because the town was located on a narrow passage of water that connected the Puget Sound and a big lake...

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