Join ‘The Residue of History: Olde Town Mine History Walk’ on March 29

March 25, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. March 25, 2014

Join Issaquah History Museums history hike leaders at the depot museum March 29 to explore the mining history that continues to shape downtown Issaquah.

Get a new perspective on Issaquah’s Olde Town neighborhood through historic photos, maps and observation of the changing landscape.

The first in a series of three mining history-themed interpretive walks will showcase the mine areas on the edge of downtown Issaquah.

Walks will be added in the future for mine areas along Grand Ridge and Cougar Mountain. Issaquah History Museums is proud to restart the mine walks in memory of long-time volunteer Steve Grate, who created and guided the mine history program for six years.

The Olde Town Mine Hike is a loop walk that will cover the recently redone area near the Issaquah Creek dam and Mine Hill areas before returning to the depot.

Participants meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum and check in before the walk begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $5 per participant ($3 for history museums members). Walks are held rain or shine. Bring water and snacks, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Leave dogs at home.

Learn more by calling the Issaquah History Museums at 392-3500 or email info@issaquahhistory.org. Tickets are available here.

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