Located between the Puget Sound (west) and the Cascade Mountains (East), the rich rich soil produces some of the finest tulips in the world and stable families. It is the home of the several bands of Coast Salish Indians (united as the Swinomish Tribe). Discovered by European Explorers as early as 1500. Skagit County was originally settled by mostly loggers, many from Maine, (1862 census). The population increased rapidly in the 1880's and 90's with 2nd generation immigrants from the Plain states... Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, and the Dakotas, who arrived and rooted themselves in the dark flood plains.
Pioneer Families Biographies. Most of this information, was donated by a researcher or is part of information exchanges. More pioneer surnames can be found on the surname list and the query pages. Please feel free to donate pioneer family biographies or links to your Skagit connection webpage.
1907-1908 Death Certificates updated Mar 1999
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