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Posted on: August 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Mine Hike: Dig Into Issaquah's Mining Past -

Experience the story of Issaquah's coal-mining past.

Join the Issaquah History Museums for an Olde Town Mine Hike at 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 2016.

Issaquah History Museums docent Doug Bristol will lead participants through a landscape of drama and intrigue. Bristol is a skilled storyteller who brings to life the people who worked in dangerous coal mining operations in the depths below the downtown streets.

Bristol regularly treats participants to newly discovered information and tales illustrated with photos, diagrams and maps. The two-hour tour of mining sites will paint a vivid picture of life in the coal-mining town, filling your imagination with sights, sounds and smells.

Order tickets via Eventbrite. Advance registration is required.

The hike starts at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E. Bristol will lead participants on a loop that passes by the renovated Issaquah Creek weir and around Mine Hill before returning to the depot.

Prepare for a moderate hike with some steep sections on well-developed gravel and paved trails. Participants should bring water and snacks, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please leave dogs at home.

Questions? Email the Issaquah History Museums or call 425-392-3500.

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