Experience the Journey of Japanese American Labor
Due to overwhelming interest, THIS TOUR IS COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT.
In 1910, heavy snow enveloped the railroad depot along the Great Northern Railway and 96 people, including Japanese railroad workers, lost their lives in what was known as the worst avalanche in U.S. History, the Wellington avalanche. Join Wing Luke educators, US Forest Service Rangers, and archaeologists on Saturday August 18th for a hike along the Iron Goat Trail,used by railroad workers to reach the station in Stevens Pass. Guests will join in on the first-ever dig at the location of the Japanese bunkhouse destroyed in the avalanche. Who knows what we will find!? Lunch and refreshments provided.
This is a full day trip, starting from the museum in the morning and returning early evening. Please plan accordingly by bringing comfortable shoes, water bottles and sun protection as we do not know what the conditions will be that day.
Please be prepared for physical activity as there will be some digging and brush removal as part of uncovering the Japanese bunkhouse, as well as the hike along the trail.
We can take 50 people on this adventure. Sign up soon.
Adult (18- 64) $65
Seniors (65+) $50
Youth (17 and younger) $45