capitol hill walk and talk with david williams july 14th

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capitol hill walk and talk with david williams july 14th

35.00

In 1901, developer James Moore began selling lots in a new neighborhood he called Capitol Hill. Much has changed in the past 118 years, but Capitol Hill still retains its feel of stately elegance. On this 2.5 mile walk, David B. Williams will lead us past some of the neighborhood’s more unusual homes, as well as a Civil War cemetery, Volunteer Park, and often overlooked remnants of the city’s early history with horses.  We will discuss history, geology, and architecture to give field trippers a newfound appreciation for the urban wilds of Seattle.

David B. Williams is a naturalist, author, and educator whose award-winning book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography explores the unprecedented engineering projects that shaped Seattle during the early part of the twentieth century. He is also the author of Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the CityThe Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the CityStories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology and co-author of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum and is presently working on a book about human and natural history of Puget Sound. 

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time: Sunday, July 14th 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

place: North Capitol Hill, location details given upon sign-up. Please dress for walking and weather.

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