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Snohomish logging crew 1896

 
 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Snohomish County Washington ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

 
  
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 Brief History:

 
Snohomish County was originally inhabited by several Coast Salish groups, predominantly settled along the western
 coastline and near the region's rivers. The Snohomish were the largest group and occupied an area from present-day
 Warm Beach to Shoreline, while Stillaguamish lived in the Stillaguamish River basin. The region was first charted
 and named by European explorers in the late 18th century, beginning with Captain George Vancouver and his British
 expedition. Vancouver arrived in Puget Sound and Port Gardner Bay on June 4, 1792, landing near present-day
 Everett.

 The Treaty of Point Elliott was signed at present-day Mukilteo on January 22, 1855, marking the cession of Coast
 Salish territories in the Puget Sound lowlands. The Tulalip Indian Reservation was established to house the
 remaining tribes, including the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skykomish. Snohomish County was created out of
 Island County on January 14, 1861.

 The territorial legislature designated Mukilteo, the area's largest settlement, as the temporary county seat in January
 1861. The county government was permanently moved to Cadyville, later Snohomish, in July of that year. After the
 incorporation of the city of Everett in 1893, the city's leaders attempted to move the county seat from Snohomish. A
 countywide general election on November 6, 1894 chose to relocate the county seat to Everett, amid controversy and
 allegations of illegal votes. After two years of litigation between the cities of Snohomish and Everett, the county seat
 was officially relocated to Everett in December 1896.
 














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