Cultural History

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Railroad History Treasure Tour
Spring 2015
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Instructor: Clay Antieau
Take a trip back in time with Clay Antieau, Seattle Public Utilities scientist and Watershed rail historian. This tour seeks out some of the remaining structures, grades, and legacies created when railroads were king. The highlights of this field tour include a wooden trestle and the former Cedar Falls, WA switchyard. Participants must be able to handle about 1 mile of hiking over uneven terrain.
Water & Power:
Cedar Falls Townsite Tour
Spring 2015
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalists
Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of bringing water and light to the people of Seattle. Founded in 1901, the City-owned town was a vibrant community for decades. See some of the original homes and streetlights that still remain. A Seattle Public Utilities naturalist will guide you on this walking tour where you will hear the stories of those who lived, worked, and grew up in Cedar Falls.
Clay & Coal:
Taylor Townsite Tour
Spring 2015
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalists
Delve into the rich history of Taylor, a town that now lies etched below the forests of the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. Taylor was world-famous for its clay products. A Seattle Public Utilities naturalist will guide you on this walking tour, revealing some of the stories that made Taylor so special. Walking on uneven terrain is required.
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