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WELLINGTON TRAIN DISASTER AND OPEN AIR MARKET ON TAP THIS MONTH FOR SKYKOMISH
August 12, 2010
(SKYKOMISH, WA) The town of Skykomish in the upper Sky Valley has two events coming up on August 14.
There’s the town’s open air market which runs from 11am to 3 pm next to the Sky Deli located right off Highway 2 at the entrance to Skykomish.
The market will feature a full complement of handmade wares for sale by local vendors such as handcrafted wooden boxes, birdhouses, bookcases from recycled lumber, jewelry, Eastern Washington fruits, garden produce, arts and crafts, photography and more.
Also on the 14th is Great Northern Day which begins at 9:30 in the Masonic Hall with a free seminar and presentation about the famous Wellington avalanche & train disaster which occurred 100 years ago not far from Skykomish.
For lunch participants may purchase sandwiches from the Sky Deli, which will be delivered to the Hall at noon.
After lunch, for those interested, there will be a field trip to the Iron Goat Trail’s Wellington Trailhead with a walking tour of the site.
Contact Bob Kelly, 425-432-3884, for more information.
CHRONICLE HAS WELLINGTON TRAIN DISASTER SPECIAL REPORT
And for a good primer on the disaster before you go to the presentation in Skykomish, check out our extensive 100th anniversary report about the disaster that was published in SkyValleyChronicle.com in March of this year.
Loaded with pictures and details about one of the worst train disasters in U.S. history and the worst natural disaster (with the greatest number of fatalities) in Washington State history, the report can be found HERE