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By Joanne Mulloy
Mukilteo Historical Society 

The Fowler Pear Tree | Muk Revisited

 

Last updated 3/11/2021 at 11:11am

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Historical Society

Brennan Store, circa 1912.

The Mukilteo light station is not the only site on the Washington Heritage Register.

Mukilteo also has the Point Elliott Treaty Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Monument, Pioneer Cemetery and the Fowler Pear Tree. It may be the oldest living pear tree in Washington State at 157 years old and is known as a "Seckel." The tree stands in Barbara Brennan Dobro Park at 802 Mukilteo Lane.

The original Fowler pear tree is all that is left of an orchard planted around 1863 by Mukilteo co-founder, Jacob D. Fowler. The story is that he planted that tree in honor of the birth of his daughter...



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