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SNOHOMISH COUNTY REVIEW PIONEER IA)G CA]BIN overlooking P/lehuck River between 8nohombh and Machlas, is one of oldest in 8nohomish County. Still in good shape, the cabin must be removed for new borne early next year; mat be transported to memorial cemetery in Bnohomish. AVAILABLE NOW! 12-Inch. Long-Playing Christmas Carol Album $ 6-0-130. 131 Feelures Gordon MacRaa, Marths Wright. France CorelU, Peters and the Columbus Boychoir with the Fiteltene wchestra and chorus... 17 I-time favorites. inckJe "'White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Sleigh Ride'*, "Ave MMia'" end 13 others. / DON'T MILLS THIS OUTSTANDING OFFER ..we have ._  sqpty, but expect a sellout. Get your copy of Ibis exclusive Fire|Liana custom recording now. Hi-Fi or Stereo 00 Quality Comparable -- to *3.98 and *4.98 Albums Buy NOW for SAFE, SURE WINTER Driving! WHITEWALLS or BLACKWALLS ANY SIZE LISTED FREE FOR 24 ' .,, ,,,._ i ,,=,m,, | Our rlCrlldl, Identified by Mldlllion lid shop mlt. Ire / NI .llfl I DO4UIBU[ i plIHH by thoulnds lnd thou88ridl of Iqres$o/te Memted I eu,,um,, I O,k,, ..d =to,, U.00Sbe.t U. S..,,,d C.,d, / P = P m. I 1.  Idem in  Id 2. Apina most road hs,ds .socmtsd in / rlq I .J.,.=km.4.. ..mem.........forl,,om,#. IME, flUJE IIIII-QMlleE b mikbb Mly mt #m di#/gmyiq th firfue Sip ,EE ...KI.G 2701 HOYT WHILE SHOPPING AT FIRESTONE AL 2-4190 November 26, 1964 SOUND AS A DOLLAR00 Pioneer Cabin 89 Years Young If the log cabin in this picture isn't the oldest remaining structure in Snohomish County, it's in the soundest condition, considering its age. Civil War veteran, Charles Kikendall showed up on the Puget Sound scene in 1875, coming from the parched plains of Kansas, by way of San Francisco. Having left a homestead in the middle west, Kikendall was forced to buy land from the government. His .purchase: 120 acres of heavily timbered Pilchuck Riv- er land between Snohomish and Machias for $1.25 per acre. The hard-working pioneer built this marvelous cabin, using the finest and straightest logs available. Some people say the cabin survives in such good shape today because of the overhanging porches which protected the main building from the weather--and because of the meticulous care and upkeep furnished by the builder and his descendants. Before his death in 1886, Kikendall had cleared 11 acres for crops and planted the whole bench above the Pilchuck bottomland to fruit trees. In 1894, Kikendall's youngest child, Lily, married William Maddox and moved into the cabin. The Maddox family lived there until 1923. Three daughters were born in the cabin: Stella (Mrs. Wayne Huffman of Snohomish); Harriett (Mrs. Harriett Solvang of Seattle); and Anna (Anna Machmeler of Snohomish). Maddox died in 1921. In 1923, the cabin, now expanded and provided with the beautiful stone fireplaces seen in the picture, was sold to Arthur Fralick. Since that time it's changed hands a couple of times. The present owners, wishing to build a new home, have offered the historic cabin to the Pioneer Girls and Boys Association of Snohomish. Association Presi- dent Earle "Dusty" Rhoades is getting estimates on the cost of moving it to another site, either in one piece or knocked down. If the price isn't too high, the old Kikendall Cabin will be restored in a place of prominence--the Snohomish Memorial Cemetery. "It would be a shame to see it torn down or burned," Rhoades remarked. "That's what's going to happen to it if we can't get it moved." QUIT SCRUBBING and ( PAINTING OLD . WALLS -- INSTALL 12' well as pictured Evanite For S7 50 H A R D WO O D Only PANELING LUSTRA-SHEEN FINISHED Awileble in both WAINSCOT Antique & Nturel Birch EIGHT (42") VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AND SEE OUR LARGE DISPLAY OF PLYWOOD PANELING... 28 FULL SIZE 4'x8' PANELS TO SELECT FROM Also Featuring (00mstrong FLOORS CEILINGS 9"x9" IN STOCK-,-4 NEW E'XCELON TILE O PATTERNS... AS SEEN AS lOW aS ..... eG. U ON THE DANNY KAYE SHOW FIR NOOD MOST ANY SIZE OR THICKNESS FOR YOUR BUILDING PRO- JECT - Q.VER 70 IN ALL WE CUT TO SIZE.