Historic Seattle – The Burke-Gilman Trail: A 50 Year Retrospective

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Date(s) - 05/02/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ballard Elks Lodge

Hosted by our friends at Historic Seattle, this event highlights the history of one of Wallingford’s earliest transportation corridors – today’s Burke-Gilman Trail. Built in the 1970s, the trail was among the first “rails-to-trails” adaptations in the country and helped inspire dozens of similar projects around the nation.

Learn the history of how the Burlington Northern Railway right-of-way was acquired to become the Burke-Gilman Trail. Hear from Sandy Wood (former Burke-Gilman Trail Park Committee Chair), Estell Berteig (Burke-Gilman Trail Park Committee Historical Researcher and Treasurer), and Merrill Hille (Burke-Gilman Trail Park Committee Hike-In Organizer) about their integral roles in transforming the Burlington Northern Railway right-of-way into the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Please see Historic Seattle’s website for additional information and to register.