Lewis Anniversary: Ed Austin started Lynden Transfer in 1906

It was the extension of a railroad spur into Lynden in 1904 that really created the opportunity for freight hauling. Ed Austin had already been the driver of the Lynden Stage carrying people, and some packages, between Lynden and Bellingham Bay. Now, in August 1906, recently married to Ethel Gibbons, Austin, 23, had a partner…

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