On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. Randy Dasho will lead a guided tour of the Wellington site. The tour also visits several other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played important roles in the history of the Great Northern Railway Company.
Tour goers will meet at the Wenatchee Valley Museum to board a tour bus that will depart at 9 a.m. The bus heads west on U.S. Highway 2, stopping for discussion at different points of interest. The final stop is the interpretive site at Wellington, where participants will have lunch and take a half-mile walk around the area of the disaster.
Tickets are $50 for Museum members and $55 for non-members. Please bring your lunch unless otherwise notified.