Does anyone remember climbing on this cannon at Clark Park? Sadly this poor fellow has been put out to pasture and time has not been kind. There was a time when many small towns in the US had cannon to commemorate the fight and sacrifice of others for this country. Unfortunately the idea of children playing on weapons was too much for some to swallow and many were taken away. Agree or disagree, it certainly is nice to see this friend again.
For most of us today, we think of horses as beautiful creatures, who graze on farms or act as pets for the privileged. But there was a time when they were our co-workers, sharing the daily loads. And like people, some were better at their jobs than others. Here is a look at a trophy acknowledging a top-notched work term, an employee of the month so to speak.
Louisa Fowler’s Seashell Art Returns to Mukilteo
A large and artistic picture frame, created in Mukilteo more than a century ago, is coming home. It will be welcomed at the Lighthouse in a ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. The frame was made by Louisa Fowler, daughter of Mukilteo co-founder Jacob Fowler and his wife, Mary Warren Fowler, daughter of an important Indian leader who signed the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855. “First Daughter” Louisa decorated the solid wood frame with shells and colored rocks collected long ago from the beaches of Puget Sound.
This relic of Mukilteo’s past is currently in storage in the Everett Museum of History. Neil Anderson, whose parents attended Rosehill School, has been instrumental in arranging for the loan of Louisa Fowler’s artwork to the Mukilteo Historical Society. Neil, who has written several articles for the MHS Newsline, volunteers with the Everett Museum of History. He was able to locate this object from Mukilteo’s past after being shown an article describing it in The Seattle Sunday Times, February 23, 1964.
Louisa Fowler’s seashell artwork will be displayed in Quarters B in the exhibit, “Mukilteo: The Way We Were.”
Many Americans headed West, and many didn’t make it, but when the dust settled, the families flourished. Louise Fowler Sinclair from Mukilteo, was the first child born in Snohomish County, 1862. Thankfully we are able to hear her history from the source.
Here are a few items in the collection made by Louise and generously donated.