The first four books we offer for sale began with the Red Work Quilt project originated and organized by Shirley Prouty. The development of the quilt began as a project to recognize 48 buildings that received recognition in 2003 when the City of Arlington turned 100 years old. Twenty-three ladies from the museum hand quilted each square; Shirley pieced together the quilt using a time line representing the community's growth starting in the 1880s.
"100 Years of Arlington WA" Book #1 written by Shirley Prouty is based on the first 12 squares of the Red Work Quilt hanging in the museum. The chapters cover the earliest years of those who settled the Stillaguamish Valley and includes the formation of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Association. Price $25
"100 Years of Arlington WA" Book #2 written by Shirley Prouty is based on squares 13 through 24 of the Red Work Quilt hanging in the museum. The chapters cover the progress of the immigrant families as they established businesses in town and around the Valley including the Arlington Train Depot, the first doctor, the hospital, and City Hall. Price $25
"100 Years of Arlington WA" Book #3 written by Shirley Prouty is based on squares 25 through 36 of the Red Work Quilt hanging in the museum. The chapters cover the history of various buildings in town, churches, banks, the high school, and the advent of the gas station and grocery stores. Price $25
"100 Years of Arlington WA" Book #4 written by Shirley Prouty, Sue Walde and Michele Heiderer is based on squares 37 through 48 of the Red Work Quilt hanging in the museum. The chapters cover various businesses including the airport through the depression years and into World War II along with the history of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum. Price $25
"The Story of the Great Forest" written by Will Verd covers the local logging industry from 1888 to 1951. Unfortunately Will passed away in 1954 before the book was published. Luckily, his family donated the manuscript to SVPA where volunteers prepared the book for publishing. Later on the book was indexed by Steve Baylor; the book and index is available only through the museum. Price $25
"Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers 100 Years" covers the history of the Pioneer Association organized in 1912. This book is a beautiful tribute to those pioneer families who came to the area with very few possessions and created thriving communities up and down the north fork of the Stillaguamish River. Price $20