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