Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain - Experience Redmond
Experience Redmond, Washington
Experience Redmond, Washington

Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain

Oct 12

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain

Redmond Public Safety Center
8701 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Cougar mountain is a hiker’s paradise with 3082 square acres of land and 36miles of trails, offers something for every person and mood. Rich in coal, the mountain has had a significant impact on Washington’s economy. This program highlights 100 years of local coal mining starting in 1863. Within 25 years 200 men and 21 mules were working the Newcastle mines, along Coal Creek, south of today’s I-90 Freeway. In fact, exporting coal to San Francisco for 50 years helped turn Seattle into a major seaport! See historic photos and hands-on artifacts. Also, come and learn what is underneath a mountain that is older than venerable Mt. Rainier. Presented by Steve Williams, Eastside Heritage Center volunteer and board member of the Newcastle Historical Society. He also served as a Manager of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Past President of the Issaquah Alps Trail Club. He also is the current seasonal park worker for King county parks at Cougar Mt. specializing in public education and safety regarding 250+ coal mine features within the park.

Relax over a cup of coffee at the Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series, a monthly program from September- April featuring six speakers addressing topics of local, state and Pacific Northwest historical interest. (No program in December and January).

Doors open at 10:00 am. $5 suggested donation for non-members. Speakers are subject to change.

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