As a Bellingham Home Inspector, I was in the Bow, Edison area today, so I thought I would take a couple photos. This is my old stomping grounds, from when I was a kid. It seemed like all my relatives lived down there and I used to visit them almost every weekend. Unlike most communities today, it really hasn't changed much over the last 50 years. Time has almost stood still. Bow, Edison goes back to about 1902, when the Great Northern Railroad decided to route the tracks along the foot of the water and mountains along Chuckanut. If you are going south on Chuckanut drive, when you get to the Rhododendron Restaurant on one side and the Bow post office on the other, you are at the crossroads. Go left (or east) to go into Bow. Turn right (or west) for Edison. Some photos from the main street in Edison are below. It is like stepping back in time. The 2000 census had fewer than 150 people living there. By the way, who was the most famous person ever to emerge from Edison? The answer: Edward R. Murrow, the father of broadcast journalism. "This is London" -- if you do not get the significance of that phrase, rent the movie.
A bustling Friday afternoon in Edison
A peaceful fountain right on the main drag
Thanks for looking.
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA home inspector