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Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad reaches Newcastle on Feb. 5, 1878

On February 5, 1878, the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad reached Newcastle.
The railroad hauled 400 to 800 tons of coal to Seattle every day.

Newcastle, 1885
Photo by Theodore E. Preiser, Courtesy MOHAI

HistoryLink File #247
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Sources:  Marilyn Tharp, "Story of Coal at Newcastle," Pacific Northwest Quarterly Vol. 48, No. 4 (1957), 121. By Greg Lange, November 06, 1998

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