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Posted on: August 23, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Downtown History Walk: Explore Issaquah's Past

You're invited as the Issaquah History Museums leads a stroll back through time to a past when milk cows made up much of Issaquah's population, and all the fascinating characters who lived in the town knew each other well.

Join a museum guide at 10 a.m. Aug. 27, 2016, for an easy walk through the historic downtown to explore some of Issaquah’s hidden history.

Participants will tour the history of Issaquah in the 20th century — from the time that the last coal mine closed down up to the present day. You'll hear about how changes in transportation impacted Issaquah's growth, what life was like in a town of just 1,000 people and how a dairy town grew to become the bustling city Issaquah is today.

The hike starts at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E. Participants will walk about 2 miles of level sidewalk over the course of about two hours, gaining a new perspective on the Olde Town neighborhood through historic photos, maps, and observation of the changing landscape.

Participants should bring water and snacks, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please leave pets at home.

Order tickets via Eventbrite. Advance registration is required.

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

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