New Brochure Features Self-guided Tour
The release of the ‘Bridges, Trestles, Rails and Trails’ brochure marks another milestone in the Dungeness River Audubon Center’s year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Dungeness River bridge in Railroad Bridge Park. The brochure features a self-guided tour of historic stops along the former Milwaukee Road railroad and a timeline from the 1890s, when the first train tracks were laid on the North Olympic Peninsula, to the present. The tour map highlights 12 stops from Port Townsend, where freight cars were loaded onto a barge for transit to Seattle, to Forks. In Forks, Stops 11 and 12 are the Shay steam engine in Tillicum Park and the Forks Timber Museum. Most of the tour stops are on the popular Olympic Discovery Trail and all are readily accessible by car. Free copies of the brochure are available at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, in Sequim, as well as other outlets including Visitor Centers in Sequim, Port Angeles, and Port Townsend.
“The Bridge 100th Anniversary Committee created the brochure as a lasting way to encourage Olympic Peninsula visitors and residents to explore the rich history of our area,” says Committee Chair Lyn Muench. We are grateful to Margie Palmer for her diligence in compiling the text and photos for the brochure and for the support our partners in this effort provided. Thanks to Laurie Tanguay of Lo-Bo Design for her graphic artistry; to the North Olympic Railroaders, Milwaukee Road Historical Association, Peninsula Trails Coalition, Clallam County Historical Society, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society for their help; and to the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, for a grant to produce the brochure.
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