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Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs - The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 – 3 p.m.
Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs - The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereDelridge Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryThe history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle comes alive in this series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
DescriptionBefore paved roads and cars, rail was king! In 1912, the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railroad electric streetcar line opened large land tracks in southwest Seattle and King County. Mike Bergman (President, Tacoma Chapter, National Railway Historical Society) will share maps and historic photos that reveal the elevated structure approaching downtown Seattle, the "runaway track" from Highland Park to the Duwamish River, and the many freight spurs serving local businesses and industries.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact InfoDelridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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