For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Poischbeg Economic and Cultural Development Manager Wendy.Poischbeg@snoco.org (425) 388-3186
Centennial Trail History Day Leads Walkers Through Snohomish County’s Past
Question: Who built the historic railroad route that is now the Snohomish County Centennial Trail?
Answer: The Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad. A railroad founded in Seattle, Washington on April 15, 1885. The Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern was started by a group of men headed by Thomas Burke and Daniel Gilman with the purpose of creating a rail connection between Seattle and the Canadian Pacific Railway though it never got past Arlington, Washington.
Everett, WA., August 29, 2016 - Want to learn more fun facts about Snohomish County heritage? Then grab your walking shoes, hop on a bike - or put the kids in the stroller and make your way down the Centennial Trail, September 10th from 11a.m. – 3p.m. to learn local history along the former tribal route and early-century transportation corridor.
The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission and local heritage organizations will offer activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at six different sites along the 30 miles of historic rail line and at Legion Park in Arlington. The event is free.
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Snohomish County started to develop sections of the Centennial Trail in 1989 during the State’s centennial celebration. Today the rail alignment is part of a developing regional trail network connecting to Woodinville, Monroe, Everett, Lake Stevens, Arlington and Skagit County.
Can’t make it to the Centennial Trail History Walk? Don’t let that stop you from learning fascinating stories of the people and industries that made an impact on our community in the fields of agriculture, timber and rail at www.centennialtrail.com.
For more information about the event, contact Wendy Poischbeg, Snohomish County Cultural and Economic Development Manager at Wendy.Poischbeg@snoco.org.
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