*Question: *What was the first railroad to build into Snohomish County and Â what is much of its right-of-way called today?
*Answer: *The Seattle, Lakeshore, and Eastern and the Centennial Trail
Want to learn more fun facts about Snohomish County heritage? Then grabÂ your walking shoes or hop on a bike – or put the kids in the stroller andÂ make your way down the Centennial Trail, Sept 13th from 11 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m. toÂ learn local history along the former tribal route and early-centuryÂ transportation corridor.
The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will offer activitiesÂ for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits and a chance to touch historicÂ artifacts at four different sites along the 30 miles of historic rail line.
The event is free.
Specific activities are located at these four trailheads:
– Nakashima â€“ 32328 SR-9, Arlington
– Bryant -26804 SR9, Arlington
– Machias â€“ 1624 Virginia St., Snohomish
– Snohomish â€“ Pine and Maple, Snohomish
â€œThe Centennial Trail History Walk will be a fun way to learn about ourÂ local heritage, said Historic Preservation Commissioner, Chris Jenkins. WeÂ wanted to offer an experience that would make learning Sno Co. history more
engaging and because the trail has such a rich history of its own â€“ aÂ discovery walk on the trail allows the participants to put facts intoÂ context.â€
Canâ€™t make it to the Centennial Trail History Walk? Donâ€™t let that stop youÂ from learning great stories of the people and industries that made anÂ impact on our community in the fields of agriculture, timber and railÂ online at www.centennialtrail.com.
For more information about the walk, contact Wendy Becker, Snohomish CountyÂ Cultural and Economic Development Manager at wendy.becker at snoco.org.
forwarded by admin, Karen