Nelson family speaking at Pioneer Picnic


The many achievements and accomplishments of the pioneer Nelson family and descendants have long been heralded.

Now members of that family will punctuate their legacy in Skagit County by speaking at the 118th annual Pioneer Picnic on Aug. 4 at Pioneer Park.

Speakers include the five grandchildren of Emil and Anna Dalan Nelson.

Reggie Nelson, who has helped preserve several generations of the family’s history, will describe its Norwegian and Danish roots and recount how Emil and Anna Dalan Nelson met and were wed in Burlington in 1910.

He will be followed by Roger Nelson and Jerry Nelson p...

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