Join us for our fall program and annual meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Did you know that Ballard’s 15th Avenue NW was part of a road completed in 1860 and designed to carry military supplies? Author and historian Karen Meador will present Military Road Through Ballard: From Steilacoom to Bellingham. We’ll recap the Society’s 2015 accomplishments prior to Karen Meador ‘s presentation and hold brief board elections.
Military Road connected Fort Steilacoom with Fort Bellingham, passing through Ballard and many other communities. The building on 60th Street NW shown above as well as the original St. Alphonsus Parish church along 15th Avenue NW are two structures eventually built along 15th Avenue NW, decades after the military throughway was completed. Join us Wednesday, November 18 to find out more about Ballard and other civilian communities developed along the route, thanks to federal investments in transporting military men and equipment.
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