1871 coal road Lk Union

Probably the oldest photograph of any part of Lake Union, the South years before the Western Mill and on the “free rides” for citizens on the railroad that ran from the here to the Pike Street dock and coal bunkers. The date is late 1871. By the end of the 70s the coal cars were rerouted on a new line from Newcastle, thru Renton and around the south end of Lake Washington to a new coal wharf at the waterfront foot of King Street (seen many times in these now more than 400 pages).

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