Special Postal Event Celebrates Depot Centennial, June 12 & 13

The US Postal Service will have a special pictorial cancellation honoring the centennial of the depot at South Cle Elum. The postmark will be available by visiting Depot Days or through the mail. The postmark features a side view of the depot at South Cle Elum and includes the words:

MILWAUKEE ROAD STATION, Centennial 1909-2009, SOUTH CLE ELUM, WA 98943.

The postmark will be dated June 12 or June 13th.

A special cachet, or illustrated envelope for a postal cover will be available during Depot Days. The cover features a two-color map of the Pacific Coast Extension of the Milwaukee Road, from the Dakotas to Puget Sound.

The cover includes the words: THE MILWAUKEE ROAD,
PACIFIC COAST EXTENSION CENTENNIAL, 1909-2009. Two historic color logos of the Milwaukee Road are included on the cachet.

To order the cachet and special postmark, send payment and a self-stamped addressed envelope (SASE) to:

Cascade Rail Foundation


PO Box 462

South Cle Elum, WA 98943

The covers are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.

The postal covers can also be purchased at the depot during the Depot Days event, Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13.

The South Cle Elum depot is the centerpiece of the South Cle Elum National Historic District. The depot rehabilitation of the depot was a project of Cascade Rail Foundation and Washington State Parks. The rail yard and depot are open for visitors and is a part of Iron Horse State Park and is an important historic site on the John Wayne Trail, which extends across Washington State.

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