By Sharon Sutherland
Mukilteo Historical Society 

Royal Neighbors of Mukilteo | Muk Revisited

'Women of the Lodge neglected their household chores and canvassed the town for cash donations.'


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 12:08pm

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Historical Society

Several Mukilteo Lodge members attended a Seattle Royal Neighbors convention held at Woodland Park.

Take a moment and imagine living in Mukilteo 100 years ago.

Nationally, the Great War, World War 1, ended in 1918. The 19th Amendment, the legal right of women to vote, was ratified in 1920. The jazz era was born, the economy flourished. Locally, the boundary of Mukilteo was essentially the area of current Old Town.

According to the 1920 census, the voting community was small – 1,077 people. Rosehill was the only elementary school in town for grades 1-8. Locally, the primary employer was Crown Hill Lumber. The lighthouse, built in 1905, was Mukilteo's guiding light for ships and sailo...

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