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Words, Writers & West Seattle with Kurt Armbruster
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Words, Writers & West Seattle with Kurt Armbruster
WhereSouthwest Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us to hear Kurt Armbruster discuss his newest railway history, Pacific Coast, Seattle's Own Railroad.
DescriptionIn 1870, Seattle had high hopes that the transcontinental Northern Pacific Railroad would make the city its western terminus.   Instead, the railroad chose Tacoma.   Seattle panicked and then rolled up its sleeves and built its own railroad.  The Pacific Coast Railroad and its predecessors were key to assuring Seattle's rise to become the Pacific Northwest's greatest city.

Kurt Armbruster is a Seattle native, historian, author and musician/songwriter.  He has written numerous articles for historical journals and books including Orphan Road, The Railroad Comes to Seattle, 1853-1911, Before Seattle Rocked, A City and Its Music, and Playing for Change, Burton and Florence James and the Struggle for American Theater.

This program is part of the Words, Writers & West Seattle author series which features writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula.   Programs are held monthly on the second Thursday evenings.

Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
View in CatalogWorks by Kurt Ambruster
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Phone206-684-7455
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Contact InfoSouthwest Branch
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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