This photograph shows Front Street in Leavenworth as it looked on a winter's day in February of 1913. The snow was about four feet deep at the time. Some 50 years later, town leaders decided to change the theme of the logging town to attract visitors and save the languishing city. With a solid plan of action by 1965, Washington State's Bavaria was born. At the far right, railroad cars can be seen where Highway 2 goes through town now.
Tourists explore the Bavarian village of Leavenworth on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. The city changed Front Street to pedestrian-only in the summer of 2020.
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