Sultan, Washington

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Sultan is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States, located where the Sultan River flows into the Skykomish. The population was 3,344 at the 2000 census. There is an annual 3-day street fair held in July, known as the 'Sultan Shindig'. Carnival rides, street vendors and logging games are a popular part of the fair.



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.[3] For generations Sultan remained a small logging community.

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.[4] The event took place on a farm near town. The lineup included Santana, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Youngbloods, Country Joe and the Fish, It's A Beautiful Day, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Muddy Waters, Buffy St. Marie, John Fahey, guitarist: Sandy Bull, Seattle psychedelic band Easy Chair and others. Also on hand was the young comedian Richard Pryor.[5]

Schools within Sultan School District

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