[Loscho_Enews] Fwd: Centennial Trail History - Around here – discovery isn’t a channel!

Snocoheritage snocoheritage at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 09:30:37 PDT 2015

*Centennial Trail History Walk leads hikers through Snohomish County’s

*Question: *What was the first railroad to build into Snohomish County and
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 grab
your walking shoes or hop on a bike - or put the kids in the stroller and
make your way down the Centennial Trail, Sept 13th 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 will offer activities
for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits and a chance to touch historic
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 – 32328 SR-9, Arlington
   - Bryant -26804 SR9, Arlington
   - Machias – 1624 Virginia St., Snohomish
   - Snohomish – Pine and Maple, Snohomish

“The Centennial Trail History Walk will be a fun way to learn about our
local heritage, said Historic Preservation Commissioner, Chris Jenkins.  We
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 – a
discovery walk on the trail allows the participants to put facts into

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. The Centennial
Trail is one of the region’s most popular attractions. Walking, biking,
skating and horseback riding activate the trail each and every day. The
Centennial Trail provides safe access to local surface transportation for
more than 520,000 users every year.

Can’t make it to the Centennial Trail History Walk? Don’t let that stop you
from learning great stories of the people and industries that made an
impact on our community in the fields of agriculture, timber and rail
online at www.centennialtrail.com.

For more information about the walk, contact Wendy Becker, Snohomish County
Cultural and Economic Development Manager at wendy.becker at snoco.org.

*NOTICE:  All emails, and attachments, sent to and from Snohomish County
are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public
Records Act (RCW 42.56)*

Wendy Becker
Snohomish County

Cultural and Economic Development Manager


3000 Rockefeller Avenue MS 411 Everett, WA 98201

forwarded by
Karen Prasse
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
info at snocoheritage.org

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