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Mysterious Bicycle Found Suspended in tree on Vashon Island, Washington

Lefty Graves
Bicycle in tree on Vashon IslandPhoto byVashon Island Website

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Vashon Island is an island in the Puget Sound, located in Washington State. The island has a population of about 10,000 people and a total area of about 59 square miles. It is accessible by ferry from both Seattle and Tacoma and is a popular destination for visitors. The island is known for its natural beauty, its organic farms and nurseries, and its local arts and crafts. There are many outdoor activities available, including hiking, biking, boating, and swimming. There are also a number of local restaurants, shops, and galleries that offer unique experiences.

History of Vashon Island

The original inhabitants of Vashon Island were the Coast Salish people, who lived there for thousands of years before European settlers arrived. In 1841, the island was named after Captain George Vancouver's friend, James Vashon. In the late 1800s, the island was home to logging and fishing industries, as well as a variety of farms. The first ferry service to the island began in 1909 and continues to this day. The island is now home to a variety of businesses, including small farms and nurseries, wineries, art galleries, and retail stores.

What is the mystery surrounding the bicycle found suspended in a tree on Vashon Island?

The mystery surrounding the bicycle found in a tree on Vashon Island has yet to be solved. The bicycle was discovered in a tree on the west side of the island and has since become a local legend. It has been speculated that the bicycle was placed there as a memorial after the death of a Vashon Island resident, but the identity of the person and the reason for the memorial remain a mystery.

Many have speculated that perhaps the bicycle belonged to a young man who went off to war and never returned; still, others swear that the bicycle was simply forgotten by a small child in the past.

In 2012, Mrs. Puz read an article in a paper about a bicycle in a tree and recalled that her young son had set aside a bicycle after having one donated after a fire took her husband. Her son didn’t like the bicycle for unspecified reasons and set it aside.

Over the years, the bicycle grew into a tree and became the icon that it is today. She and her son, Don, traveled to the region and believe that it is indeed the bicycle that was donated to her son at the time of their house fire.

While we may never know for sure, it’s a unique icon that definitely stands out in the forest.

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Lefty has been writing online since 2000 on various topics, including youth mentoring, addiction recovery, parenting, gardening, advocating for seniors, sustainability, farming, and an eclectic mix of other topics. She writes about all things Washington. She resides on a farm with her family in Northeastern Washington State.

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