Friday, October 5, 2012

Milwaukee Excursion Train

Photos by Wade Stevenson. Courtesy of Allen Miller.

On Tuesday, May 6, 1913 an excursion train known as the "Trade Extension" was run out of Ellensburg at 8 a.m. to Othello where the crowd was served lunch. The train then returned to Beverly and went down the new branch line to Hanford, stopping at White Bluffs for the night. From Hanford, the next day, the train returned to Ellensburg, arriving about 6 p.m. The purpose being to induce business men to invest and buy lots in the new towns and increase the revenue from the branch.

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