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We are amateur historians with an interest in Seattle. Newbies to Seattle are most welcome. Once a quarter, or so, this group organizes a field trip to visit sites which are significant in Seattle's history, and to share what we know about them. In the past we have visited the gravesites of important personages and the locations of famous events. This Meetup is for anyone who has an interest in Seattle's history or who would like to learn more about the founding and growth of Seattle and the surrounding cities, towns, native peoples, highways, dams, natural resources, industries, famous events & dignitaries, famous visitors, etc.

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Georgetown Haunted History Tour

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The annual Georgetown Haunted History Tour Oct. 6, 7, and 8th put on by the Friends of Georgetown Historical Society. A two hour walking tour, starting at the Old Georgetown Steam Plant and ending at Jules Mae's in Georgetown. $25.00 advanced, $30 at the door. Children $10.00. Buy tickets at the link below.

Purchase sliding scale tickets at either of these links:

https://m.bpt.me/event/5520124

https://www.facebook.com/events/394043719328447/394043725995113/?active_tab=about

But hurry, because they usually sell out fast. Volunteering opportunities are also available.

I was a volunteer tour guide for this event last year and it was a lot of fun. They really trick out the old steam plant with smoke machines, performance art actors (not jump & scare actors) crazy lighting & sound and aerialists! After the steam plant we make our way through the haunted streets of Georgetown with various historical vignettes performed by actors along the way.

See you then!
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ABOUT THE SEATTLE HISTORY FIELD TRIPS MEETUP

We are amateur historians with an interest in Seattle. Newbies to Seattle are most welcome. Once a quarter, or so, this group organizes a field trip to visit sites which are significant in Seattle's history, and to share what we know about them. In the past we have visited the gravesites of important personages and the locations of famous events. This Meetup is for anyone who has an interest in Seattle's history or who would like to learn more about the founding and growth of Seattle and the surrounding cities, towns, native peoples, highways, dams, natural resources, industries, famous events & dignitaries, famous visitors, etc.

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Seattle Pioneer's Cemetery Tour by the Capitol Hill Historical Society

The Capitol Hill Historical Society is sponsoring a walking tour of the Historic Lakeview Cemetery. The cost is $20 for the 1-1/2 tour. Buy your tickets at this link:

https://www.capitolhillpast.org/event-details/lake-view-cemetery-tour-morning-1

This from the event's webpage:

"Join us on October 9th as we explore one of Seattle's oldest and most notable historic sites, Capitol Hill's own Lake View Cemetery. As perhaps Seattle's most famous cemetery, Lake View is the final resting place of many prominent early Seattleites, including the Dennys, Maynards, Mercers, Yeslers, and Chief Seattle's daughter, Kikisoblu, also known as Princess Angeline. We will explore their stories, along with those of the notorious Madam Damnable, beloved martial artists and actors, Bruce and Brandon Lee, and more. Those on the tour will also gain insight into the history of the cemetery itself, as well as its place in the wider surrounding neighborhood.

The tour will be led by local attorney and history enthusiast Jared Steed, who has previously led historical tours for Atlas Obscura, Rotary Club of Seattle, and the People's Memorial Association.

The morning tour will begin at 10 a.m. and end at roughly 11:30 a.m. We will meet inside the cemetery just inside the main entrance off 15th Avenue:[masked]th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98122."

See you then!
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ABOUT THE SEATTLE HISTORY FIELD TRIPS MEETUP

We are amateur historians with an interest in Seattle. Newbies to Seattle are most welcome. Once a quarter, or so, this group organizes a field trip to visit sites which are significant in Seattle's history, and to share what we know about them. In the past we have visited the gravesites of important personages and the locations of famous events. This Meetup is for anyone who has an interest in Seattle's history or who would like to learn more about the founding and growth of Seattle and the surrounding cities, towns, native peoples, highways, dams, natural resources, industries, famous events & dignitaries, famous visitors, etc.

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