Cemetery’s ‘Walk Back In Time’ features women in Edmonds’ past

Dale Hoggins, Edmonds Cemetery Board member, describes the lives of several Edmonds pioneer women to the group.

Dale Hoggins, Edmonds Cemetery Board member, describes the lives of several Edmonds pioneer women to the group.

The Edmonds Cemetery Board’s annual “Walk Back in Time” took place Thursday afternoon with a fresh approach. If you’ve attended the event in past years, you’ve heard about the likes of George Brackett, John Lund and others who have played important roles in Edmonds history. This year’s event, however, focused exclusively on women — pioneers, teachers, business leaders and more — who have helped shape Edmonds history. More than 50 people attended the event.

Caitlin Kelly, Edmonds Museum Collections Manager, told the story of early pioneer Flora Smith and her contributions to the development of Edmonds.

Caitlin Kelly, Edmonds Museum Collections Manager, told the story of early pioneer Flora Smith and her contributions to the development of Edmonds.

“One of our goals today is to recognize the contributions these women made in their own right, and not in their role as wife of one of Edmonds more well-known pioneers,” said Melissa Johnson, Cemetery Board member.

You can watch more from Johnson during this My Edmonds News TV interview here.

– Photos by Larry Vogel

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