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NW Timber Community Songs & Stories
June
Free
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Instructor: Bob Antone

Enjoy local musical traditions performed by Snoqualmie Valley artist, Bob Antone, and guests. Connect to the past through songs about Pacific Northwest history and industry: old-time logging, railroad folklore, and maybe even tales of Bigfoot and other strange creatures of the northwest woods. Audiences young and old will find their toes tapping with these old-time melodies.

June 21 (Sunday), 2:30pm-4pm
All ages, Free

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Railroad History Treasure Tour
June
$15
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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.

June 27 (Saturday), 9am-1pm
Adults and kids 10+, $15
Program is currently full

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Twilight Towns of the Watershed:
Taylor
September
$10
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Instructor: Seattle Public Utilities Naturalists

Delve into the rich history of Taylor, a town that now lies hidden beneath 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. Please note: directions to the meeting location in Maple Valley will be given upon registration.

September 19 (Saturday), 1pm-3pm
September 26 (Saturday), 1pm-3pm
Adults and kids 10+, $10

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Twilight Towns of the Watershed:
Cedar Falls
September, October
$10
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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 stories of those who lived and worked in Cedar Falls.

September 27 (Sunday), 1pm-3pm
October 11 (Sunday), 1pm-3pm
Adults and kids 10+, $10

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