[Loscho_Enews] New historical podcast from Everett Public Library

Cameron Johnson CJohnson at everettwa.gov
Fri Aug 29 13:15:19 PDT 2014

29 August 2014

Press Release for:  New historical podcast

Tulalip Settlement of 1853

For Immediate Release

From:    Kate Mossman
                For Everett Public Library
                kmossman at ci.everett.wa.us<mailto:kmossman at ci.everett.wa.us>

Everett Public Library on Sept. 1 releases its second Smokestacks Soundbites historical podcast, dramatizing the little-known story of early white settlement on Tulalip Bay.

The podcast production begins with a quotation from the diary of British Navy Capt. George Vancouver describing the area, continues through the creation of the water-powered ripsaw mill that anchored the settlement, and ends in 1914, when the last traces of the mill disappeared.

The sawmill was built in 1853 and operated profitably for a few years. The Point Elliot  Treaty of 1855 established the Tulalip Tribe in the area and led eventually to a U.S. government buyout of the sawmill owners, who then relocated. After the Civil War, the mill resumed operation under the auspices of the Indian Agency. The story of the settlement is told through diaries, newspaper articles, and official Indian Agency reports. Library staff members read parts of the script, which also includes music and sound effects. Hear the podcast at www.epls.org/podcast.

Everett Library's podcast committee has received several historical and educational awards for past podcasts, including the Public Education Award by the Washington State Department of Historic Preservation in May 2009 for the library's production of the Evergreen Cemetery Podcast Tour, and two Malstrom Awards, given by the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations.

For further information, please call 425-257-8000.

Cameron A. Johnson
Reference Librarian

Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA  98201

425-257-8016 (fax)

"Close your eyes,
or you won't see anything"
                   -Alice in Wonderland

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