Shannon Hays, Communications
Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Centennial Trail History Day Showcases Snohomish County’s Past
July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Machias Trailhead – Free and open to the public.
EVERETT, Wash., July 12, 2019 –
- When did the Everett and Monte Crist Railway reach Monte Cristo?
- When traveling north through Machias on the train, what was the next rail stop named?
- How many wheels were on a 4-6-0 locomotive?
Answers: 1893, Hartford and 10.
Learn more interesting and fun facts at “Centennial Trail History Day” hosted by the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission on July 20 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. beginning at the Machias Trailhead (1624 Virginia St, Snohomish, WA 98290). There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits like screening for artifacts, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at the Machias Trailhead of the Centennial Trail. This event is free and open to the public.
Snohomish County started to develop sections of the Centennial Trail in 1989 during the State’s centennial celebration. Today this rail-trail is part of a developing a regional trail network connecting Woodinville, Monroe, Everett, Lake Stevens, Arlington and Skagit County. More than 520,000 trail goers utilize the Centennial Trail each year as a recreational trail, non-motorized commuter corridor, and race/events trail.
For more information about the event, contact Gretchen Kaehler, Snohomish County Archaeologist, Parks and Recreation at Gretchen.Kaehler@snoco.org