Railroad Icon T-Shirt

Georgetown | Seattle, WA

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Color: Dust
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Seattle's first railroad started in Georgetown. On May 1, 1874, 300 Seattle residents started building the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad from Steele's Landing. The citizen-builders knew that without a railroad, Seattle would not prosper. They envisioned crossing the Cascades with their line by contributing one day's labor every week. They had graded just 3½ miles before the owners of the Renton and Talbot Coal Mines completed a railroad between Seattle and Renton the following year. All major rail connections to Seattle from the south ran through Georgetown along the base of Maple (later Beacon) Hill.

Source: History Link


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