Happy Birthday, SnoCo!

Snohomish County is celebrating its 150th birthday this month!

On January 14, 1861, the Washington Territorial Legislature created Snohomish County out of Island County. There will be sesquicentennial events throughout 2011.

Early Snohomish County Settlers

“Early Snohomish County Settlers” by King & Baskerville 1892

For a brief overview of how our county came to be, check out the HistoryLink.org essay by retired Everett Public Library historian Margaret Riddle.

The library and the Northwest Room have plenty of books and resources for you to celebrate our great county. Here are a few suggestions to get the birthday party started.

The Great Outdoors
Hiking Snohomish County by Ken Wilcox
An illustrated guide to 110 walks and hikes throughout the county, from mountain to coast.

Birding in Snohomish County by Philip H. Zalesky
A guide to bird watching from the Pilchuck Audobon Society.

Snohomish, My Beloved County: An Angler’s Anthology
by Bob Heirman
A fisherman’s reflections on the county.

History, Memories & Miscellany
Snohomish County: An Illustrated History
by David Cameron, Charles LeWarne, Allan May, Jack O’Donnell, and Lawrence O’Donnell
A comprehensive, illustrated history of the county written by a team of top-notch local historians.

The Best of Local Angle: A Selection of Anecdotes from the Popular Weekly Column Appearing in Everett, Monroe, and Snohomish Tribunes by Bruce Greeley
A collection of witty, quirky stories from around the county.

Dark Deeds: True Tales of Territorial Treachery and Terror! by David Dilgard
The grim and gruesome stories of three 19th century crimes.

Snohomish County Toponymy by Doug Cardle
Ever wonder how Machias, Maltby, Bandana Lake and other locales got their names? Read on.


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