[Loscho_Enews] Granite Falls, Monte Cristo, Darrington History Weekend Feb 12 & 13th

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Thu Feb 3 06:41:49 PST 2011

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From: Randy Farrell <abouthewow at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 3:14 PM
Randy & Edith Farrell
Granite Falls Historical Society & Museum


*T*he Monte Cristo Preservation Association (MCPA) is having a Winter Social
on Saturday, February 12th. It will be a *potluck* starting at 5:30pm and
followed by a presentation by *Philip R Woodhouse*, author of Monte Cristo
(the silver book). Many of you will remember when Phil gave a presentation
with very impressive photos at our June training a few years back. This is a
great opportunity to kick the winter blues, learn some Monte history and
swap stories with other Monte enthusiasts. The social will be held in
Marysville at the barn at Jennings Park 6915 Armar Road, Marysville, WA

But wait, there's more! The *Granite Falls Historical Museum* has generously
agreed to open their doors for all Monte enthusiasts from *3:30 to 5pm* on
Saturday Feb 12th before the MCPA social so that you can brush up on your
Monte and environs history. They have some great displays that will get you
in the proper frame of mind and era in preparation for Phil’s presentation.
For more information and their location, please see their website at:

And…wait for it….If you’re up for stretching your legs beforehand; please
join me for a hike of a portion of the *old EM & C rail line*, now known as
the Lime Kiln Trail, part of Snohomish County Park’s Robe Canyon Historic
Park. Let’s meet at 10am at the trailhead. Please let me know if you plan on
coming to this so that we can arrange some car pooling if possible. Here is
a link to a nice description and driving directions to the trailhead on
WTA’s web site: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/lime-kiln.

Lastly, if you are interested in some area history from a different
perspective, more of a bird’s eye perspective, then venture up to Darrington
on Sunday, February 13th for*  'Lightning and Loneliness'*, A Photo History
of Darrington Ranger District’s Fire Lookouts. You may learn some things
about and see photos of the Barlow Point Lookout among many others! Place:
Mansford Grange (about 3 blocks behind the Darington IGA on Railroad Ave).
Time: 12:30 for socializing, 1:30 Presentation. A presentation of the
Darrington Historical Society.

- Matt Riggen, USFS Wilderness Ranger
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