SULTAN - WASHINGTON

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Sultan was originally settled around 1880, but not officially incorporated until June 28, 1905. Both the Sultan River and the town of Sultan were named by prospectors for the chief of a Snohomish sub-tribe who lived on the Skykomish River in the 1870s. His name as Tsul-tad or Tseul-tud, which was anglicized by the miners into Sultan.

For generations Sultan remained a small logging community.

1898
Firts schoolhouse 1898

1898
Main Street 1898

1912 Main Street 1912

In 1968, the town was visited by more than 20,000 hippies during The Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, one of the first outdoor rock festivals. The event took place on a farm near town. The lineup included Santana, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Conspiracy, Muddy Waters.