County seeks photos, stories of Centennial Trail

Snohomish County, which is designing an interpretive education project along the Centennial Trail, is collecting historical information on how the former rail line was used.

Sponsored by the county's Economic Development Department, with grant funding from the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, the project seeks to elevate the rich history of the Centennial Trail, while exploring the dynamic future of the region in industry, technology, recreation and mobility.

"The Centennial Trail Interpretive Project offers a rare opportunity to share the exceptional history of an amazing community resource," Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon said. "We are always looking for ways to bring together our history, culture and environment."

The project will consist of interpretive signs, an educational video and a website dedicated to telling the story of the Centennial Trail area along its 28 miles of trailheads, from the city of Snohomish in the south, to the new Nakashima Farm site in the north.

The county is asking residents to share photos, stories, memories and other information to help create a compelling cultural resource for the community and generations to come.

Historic information for the interpretive program may sent via email to, or by postal mail to:

Site Story

Attn: Centennial Trail

2513 11th Ave. W.

Seattle, WA 98119

To learn more about the project, log onto For more information on the trail, log onto

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