Pioneers of Skagit County honored

Solveig Lee Mount Vernon, Wash. The 112th-annual picnic of the Skagit County Pioneer Association took place on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Pioneer Park in LaConner. Maynard Axelson, president, presided over the program. This year the Johnson family of Cedardale—Alfred, Herman, Edvin, and Ida—was honored as Pioneer Family of the Year. Don Wick of Mount Vernon was honored with the Pioneer Spirit Award. The year was 1888 when Herman and Alfred Johnson left their native land in Oster Tolerud, Sweden. They took the route of many in those days—sailing the Atlantic Ocean and entering America through New York City, with a destination of San Francisco. In time, they headed north, spent time in Tacoma, and, in 1891, arrived in Ced
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