Railroad History Presentation and History Hike to Rosalia Arch Bridges

October 12, 2019 all-day

On Saturday, October 12th, we will be co-sponsoring our third annual railroad history presentation in Rosalia with the Whitman County Library (Rosalia Branch), followed by a history hike on the former Milwaukee Road right of way over the iconic Rosalia Concrete Arch Bridges. 

The railroad history presentation will be held in Rosalia (time and place TBA) with Thomas Hillebrant sharing his knowledge of railroads in eastern Washington. Hillebrant wrote Palouse Rails: Granger Railroads of the Inland Northwest, a book which features the history of the railroads in the region.

Following Mr. Hillebrant’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to caravan to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail south of Rosalia. With off-road parking available, a history hike will be conducted by Mark Borleske, offering comparative views of historic photographs on a two-mile round trip over the concrete arch bridges over an abandoned railroad, a road, Pine Creek and an active rail line. The hike turns around at the cut which is the site of a railroad tunnel that was “daylighted”.

For more information, contact Whitman County Library, Rosalia Branch

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