There is no doubt that the late Edward R. Murrow was the most famous person to leave his Skagit County home to make a mark in this world. Murrow, an Edison High School (now Burlington-Edison High School), rose to fame as a news broadcaster, first during World War II on the radio and subsequently as a newsman with CBS television. Less known is the fact that Murrow’s older brothers, Lacey and Dewey, were also famous in their own regard. In fact, Lacey served as director of the state Highway Department (now Department of Transportation) during the construction of bridges including the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma and the Deception Pass Bridge. Pictured here are Skagit County Historical Museum Director Jesse “Clark” McAbee (left) and DOT historian Craig Holstine, co-curators of an exhibit titled “The Murrow Brothers: Peak of Their Professions.” Holstine’s presentation included a great deal of information about Lacey Murrow, who ultimately shifted gears into a military career. The Murrow exhibit will be open at the LaConner museum through the end of the year. See www.skagitcounty.net/museum for more information.
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