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What happened to old depots from 100 years ago? | History Files


Last updated 5/11/2022 at 12:13pm

Photo courtesy of City of Lynnwood

One of the Interurban cars still exists. Old number 55 is housed in a shelter at Heritage Park in Lynnwood.

We all know the southwest Snohomish County of today. Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier are the municipalities.

But what about 100 years ago? Where did people congregate then?

Access to transportation determined where people congregated. Transportation then mostly meant rail. In southwest Snohomish County, rail meant either the Great Northern Railway or the Seattle-Everett Interurban of the Pacific Northwest Traction Company.

The Great Northern had depots at Edmonds, Mukilteo, Mosher, and Meadowdale. Edmonds and Mukilteo have survived, but memories of Mos...

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