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'Silk train' once a big money-maker in Washington | History Files

 

Last updated 11/14/2021 at 5:55pm

Tim Raetzloff

At this tunnel, kids needed to be very careful when a "silk train" was running between Easton and Cabin Creek on what was once the Milwaukee Road railroad but is now the Palouse to Cascades Trail.

Did Edmonds kids live in fear of "silk trains"? That question came to mind while visiting Easton, Wash., to help the people there who hope to organize a new historical society.

We were in Easton helping the nascent Easton Historical Society by digitizing a portion of the hundreds of photos they have collected. While that tedious process was going on, I was offered a memoir about Cabin Creek to read.

Cabin Creek was a small mill town about three miles west of Easton. The mill is gone, but many houses still exist. It is now privately owned and not accessible to the public. Highway signs at mi...



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