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Skagit Flats

The tour crosses the Skagit Flats just west of Avon, an area which in the 1940s produced a large share of the country’s supply of cabbage seed.

The town’s name was chosen by W. H. Miller, founder of the settlement in 1882 for the Avon River in England, famous as the home of William Shakespeare. It was a port for a short time but did not have a rail connection with the outside world and only a few early homes are left as well as remnants of the school. The surrounding agricultural lands are dotted with heritage barns.