Ghosts of Edmonds pioneers rise again at annual Walk Back in Time event Thursday

The "ghosts" of prominent persons in Edmonds history pose at the conclusion of the event. (Photos by Janice Carr)
The “ghosts” of prominent persons in Edmonds history pose at the conclusion of the event. (Photos by Janice Carr)
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Larry Vogel portrayed Mayor James Brady who was allegedly shot to death by his wife Margaret in a murder-suicide in April 1912.

Each year on the third Thursday in July, the ghosts of Edmonds pioneers rise from their graves for the annual Walk Back in Time event sponsored by the Edmonds Cemetery Board.

Board members dressed in period costume led visitors through the cemetery grounds where ghosts of Edmonds pioneers regaled the crowd with stories about their lives, and the parts they played in building our community.

The "ghosts" of prominent persons in Edmonds history pose at the conclusion of the event. (Photos by Janice Carr)
Local actor John Hartquist portrayed Edmonds founder George Brackett.  Hartquist will reprise his role as Brackett on the steps of the Edmonds Museum during the August 3 Saturday Market as part of the 40th anniversary of the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historic Society.

This year’s Walk Back In Time featured a variety of ghosts including three former mayors, and several early settlers and pioneers. The event attracted more than 75 visitors who took advantage of perfect weather to enjoy the cemetery grounds and learn some history.

 

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