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.
With this beautiful weather we are sure many of you are looking forward to getting out on the water. Fishing is a way of life, a family tradition, and a delicious hobby. Get out there and enjoy it, it’s tradition.
One of the best parts about living in the Northwest is the ability to observe wildlife in the wild, and sometimes in your backyard. Here are a few shots of our furry friends kicking back, working hard and just saying hello.
The holiday weekend is approaching and many of us will remember the days when getting a new Easter hat was the most exciting part of Spring. Here are a few Everett residents looking their best. How will you be celebrating this weekend?
With baseball season officially upon us we thought we would share a few of our local players of the past. All seem to be from the Simpson Lee Paper Company, but we do not have any details on the players pictured. Does anyone look familiar to you?