Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tour of Franklin – Black Diamond Historical Society

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day 4 of the month, repeating until March 4, 2017

We would appreciate a $5 donation for each attendee except for minors, seniors, BDHS members, and veterans. 

The Black Diamond Historical Society is conducting tours of the former coal mining town of Franklin.

Franklin was a company-owned coal mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The town site was nestled alongside the Green River Gorge and has many cement foundations, a 1,300-foot coal mine shaft, cemetery, and other reminders of what it was like when coal was king in the King County area. If you’re unfamiliar with the town’s history, check out Franklin: Everything You Always Wanted to Know, at http://wp.me/pDbRj-hV.

If you wish to go on the tour:

  • Noon: Meet at the Black Diamond Museum. You may park in the Eagles parking lot. Fill out the Hold Harmless Agreement and drop your donation in the container at the front desk.
  • 12:15 – 12:30 PM: Attend the orientation in the museum auditorium. Receive a map of Franklin and pictures related to the tour.
  • 12:30 PM: Drive your vehicle, caravan-style, to the Franklin town site.
  • 12:45 PM: Meet Tour Director Don Mason. Be prepared for a rugged 1½-mile hike on rough terrain.

Enjoy the foliage, hear the river, see the sites, and hear the Franklin stories that Don Mason and others will share with the group about this ghost town. Wear hiking boots and clothing suitable for the weather. Check with your doctor for clearance to engage in strenuous activity. Have a good time!

Details

Date:
March 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
We would appreciate a $5 donation for each attendee except for minors, seniors, BDHS members, and veterans. 
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Black Diamond Museum
32627 Railroad Avenue
Black Diamond,WA98010United States
+ Google Map

Organizer

Black Diamond Historical Society
Phone:
360-886-2142
Email:
museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org
Website:
http://blackdiamondmuseum.org/