WENATCHEE — Tickets are still available for a railroad history tour, hosted by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Sept. 7.
On March 1, 1910, the deadliest avalanche in North American history swept down the snowy Cascades, burying two trains and killing 96 people. The tour will visit the area along with several other sites between Leavenworth and Stevens Pass that played important roles in the history of the Great Northern Railway Company.
Participants will meet at the museum to board a tour bus that will depart at 9 a.m. The bus will then will travel west on Highway 2, stopping at several points of interest. The final stop will be the interpretive site at Wellington for lunch and a half-mile walk around the area of the disaster. The bus is scheduled to return by 5 p.m.
The fee is $40 for museum members and $45 for non-members. Participants should bring their own lunch.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.