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 meet at the Wenatchee Valley Museum to board a tour bus that departs 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. The bus will return by 3:00 pm. Please bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear good walking shoes.
There will be a presentation at the museum on the Wellington Train Disaster on Friday, September 2, beginning at 6:30. You do not need to be on the bus tour to attend the presentation.
The cost for this tour is $55/member and $75/non-member.
You can register here.