Column captures area’s pride, spirit

The Lowell Civic Association would like to thank Julie Muhlstein for her fine Dec. 14 column, “Lowell: Everett’s Magic Kingdom.” We feel it truly captures Lowell’s spirit and pride of heritage.

Not one, but many individuals made our book “150 Years Of Lowell History” possible. From our Historical Committee members, to businesses, grants and individual donors who contributed time, money, stories and resources — we are truly grateful. Also, from historian Jack O’Donnell’s forward to Bill Randall’s animated description of his Lowell School antics, we feel it will be enjoyed by all.

Without Karen Redfield’s amazing talent, knowledge and dedication there would be no book.

In addition to Julie’s fine work, chief photographer Mark Mulligan’s talent showed us in the best possible light against the backdrop of the Everett Pulp &Paper mill photo.

Again, please accept our thank you and deepest appreciation. Books are available at the Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby in Everett and at Grow Washington, 1204 First Street in Snohomish. Books are also available by contacting me.

As a result of this article, new stories, pictures and history are already coming forward. They will continue to be encouraged and welcomed. I may be contacted at 425-258-9381 or

Gail Chism, Historic Chair

Lowell Civic Association