A sizable crowd turned out for AKCHO’s May meeting held over Memorial Day weekend at the Nelsen Family Historical Residence Trust in Tukwila. Co-hosted by Trust Curator Craig Wooton and the Tukwila Historical Society, the meeting focused on the rural history of the Valley. Tukwila Historical Society president Louise Jones Brown briefed AKCHO members on the upcoming activities of the Historical Society, and then longtime Historical Society board member Pat Brodin, who is also an engineer with the City of Tukwila, regaled members with stories of how the community’s infrastructure had changed over time.
Members also learned about the story of this house, which was built in 1905 by Danish immigrants Mary and James Nelsen. Miss Helen Nelsen was born in the house in 1906 and lived her entire ninety years there. (more…)