Cavalero’s Corner, Lake Stevens


Intersection of Highways 2 and 204, Lake Stevens

Cavalero’s (note spelling change) Corner is named for Dominick Cavelero who was born in Italy on March 8, 1852. The son of Peter Cavelero, Dominick was known as a “large-hearted, whole-souled gentleman.” (1) Dominick married the Italian Kate Nuchitti in 1877. They had nine children: John, Emma, Frank, Fred; Charles, who was killed during WWI; Edward, William, James, and Lena. The Caveleros immigrated to San Francisco in 1883; they then traveled to Montana before settling in Snohomish County in 1884. (2) Dominick worked in the “lumber woods” until he was able to open his own shingle mill. A successful businessman, Dominick then tried his hand at farming and began buying up land in Everett. He moved to Everett in 1911 and built a large home in which to retire. He owned a total of 2,150 acres at the intersection of Highways 2 and 204, which, reportedly, was the east end of the county’s first macadam road. Four hundred acres of his land were actively farmed and the rest was used for pasture and timber. Dominick was a devout republican and member of the Ericks. (3)

Dominick and Kate’s son, John Cavelero, was a successful farmer of property near Everett. He and his family are credited as “progressive agriculturists” who contributed to the development of Snohomish County. John was born in Italy on April 27, 1877; he was six years old when his family came to the US. John went to public school in Snohomish County and helped his father with the family businesses. In 1904, he married the future Kate Cavelero, who was also from Italy. They had five children: Dominick, George, Irene, Mildred, and John. In 1919, he bought his own 12 acres, where he built an eight-room house. John was also a republican, who was interested in public affairs but not politics. (4)

(1) Whitfield, William, ed. History of Snohomish County, Washington. V2 Chicago: Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, 1926. pp. 670-671
(2) Ibid
(3) Ibid
(4) Whitfield, William, ed. History of Snohomish County, Washington. V2 Chicago: Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, 1926. pg. 625

  • Dominick Cavelero (History of Snohomish County V2)

    Dominick Cavelero (History of Snohomish County V2)

  • Cavalero’s Corner (Hoogkamer, 2013)

    Cavalero’s Corner (Hoogkamer, 2013)