Washington Territory’s first doctors prescribed and made their own medicines compounded from plants. Plant leaves, roots and seeds were ground into powders and made into pills, liquids and plasters. Widely used were belladonna for headaches and cramps, bloodroot for throat infections and foxglove (digitalis)… Continue Reading “Early Pharmacy in Washington”
When LeRoy Carter came to Everett in 1946, he didn’t plan to stay. World War II had just ended and he was serving aboard the cargo vessel USS Tate. The ship had been damaged in the invasion at Okinawa and was brought to the… Continue Reading “Carter Drugs”
If you’re interested in Everett history from a first-person POV you should definitely check out Everett Public Library podcasts. What an amazing resource with great stories!
We were so excited to be offered some amazing items from the historic Everett Stoveworks. While we are still in the process of accessioning the objects, we wanted to share with you. More to come!
The Museum has many treasures in its collection – one of the largest and most impressive is the captain’s wheel from the steamboat the Black Prince. Dating from 1901, the 8-foot radius wheel graced the all black boat named after a dream of Captain… Continue Reading “The Black Prince”
Once proudly called the “City of Smokestacks,” 19th- and early 20th-century Everett was a blue-collar, union, mill town with two dozen saw mills and shingle mills. But most worker faced long hours and extremely dangerous working conditions. Accidents are so common that frequently a… Continue Reading “Bloody Sunday: The Everett Massacre”