Thanks!

Tour participants (who didn't get away) pictured in front of the Snohomish Community Mausoleum, left to right: Joelle, Andy, Margaret, Randy, David, Lee and Linda. (Click to view close-up)

M any Thanks for the generosity of the GAR tour participants, both for their interest and financial support. Fortunately we were unable to capture an image of the group listening under umbrellas as the rain failed to take hold, even losing to the sun breaking through the clouds at one point. And for most of the tour a beautiful bald eagle remained on guard from a tree branch high above us.

A week before the tour, David Smith, who lives in Sumrall, Mississippi, sent an email message that he had a moldy $10 dollar bill that he would like to send my way … I gratefully replied with my mailing address. Somewhere between Sumrall and Snohomish, however, the moldy bill turned into a $20 check! Along with this short note:

“I left Snohomish in the mid fifties but still retain found memories of the old home town and enjoy reading about it’s history!”

So for David, and others who couldn’t make it, here are a few highlights of the tour with links for further reading.

E. C. Ferguson Family plot

E. C. Ferguson Family plot

E. C. Ferguson is considered the founder of Snohomish and you may read two articles about him at HistoryLink.com. One is by tour participant Margaret Riddle HERE; and another is a collection of newspaper articles quoting old Ferg HERE.

And these two stones mark the resting places of the first lawyer and doctor to take up residence in Snohomish. You may read about their partnership establishing the Snohomish Atheneum HERE.

Eldridge Morse marker

Eldridge Morse marker

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Albert Folsom, MD marker


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Finally, here is a link to an article I wrote titled Snohomish — Thumbnail History

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