Raise a Glass to the Memory of E. C. Ferguson

You are invited to the inaugural celebration of E. C. Ferguson Day, Sunday, November 14, 4p, at Fred’s Rivertown Ale House (1114 First, Historic Downtown Snohomish).

November 14th is the day that Ferguson was awarded a license to operate his Blue Eagle Saloon — the first saloon of Snohomish — in 1864. For new readers of this page, E. C. Ferguson is considered the founder of Snohomish City in 1859.

To help us honor this occasion will be historian David Dilgard with the Everett Public Library, speaking to the more colorful aspects of old Ferg’s reputation. And to help us celebrate will be Tim Noah, founder/director of Snohomish’s Thumbnail Theater, who is working on an original song for the occasion. (There is no cover charge or suggested contribution for this event.)

Cady Landing, 1885, the Blue Eagle Saloon is left of center
You may learn more about this image HERE.

One thought on “Raise a Glass to the Memory of E. C. Ferguson”

  1. via email from Darrel Smith:
    How was the turnout at E C’s party? I KNEW retiring to Mississippi was a mistake, for the record I ”raised a glass” about 6 pm local time – at least I was with you in spirit.

    A very enthusiastic turnout indeed Darrel —
    David Dilgard gave a another excellent slide show with the screen set up on a table; Tim Noah sang his already popular “Ballad of Snohomish” then his work in progress “Ballad of E. C. Ferguson” with Cindy’s encouragement; and great grandson Bruce Ferguson gave the proceedings a proper close.

    Fred’s owner, Mark, is willing to use his place again next year — so that’s a good sign.

    Thanks for writing,

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