Category Archives: Ballard Transportation
Learn More About Ballard’s History on Thursday, May 14
Thursday, May 14 offers a special opportunity to learn more about historical photos and documents that relate to Ballard’s history. Ballard Historical Society has several thousands of archives that you can explore on the BHS Web site. However, the Seattle Public Library’s … Continue reading
Views of Ballard Delight Attendees at Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard Event
Did you know that Ballard was once informally known as Farmdale, WA? So said a note on the back of one of the photos that Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard shared with a crowd of about 80 neighbors at the … Continue reading
East Ballard Happenings
A lot has been going on in East Ballard, and our friends at EBCA want you to be involved, especially in planning for Ballard’s newest park along 14th Avenue NW between NW 59th Street and NW 61st Street. Here’s how … Continue reading
14th Avenue NW Park Planning
The East Ballard Community Association hopes that you will attend one or both scheduled community meetings to plan for the 14th Avenue NW Park. Here’s the info, direct from the EBCA, and more info is available at their blog: http://eastballard.wordpress.com. … Continue reading
Salmon Bay Bascule Train Bridge – One Link in Ballard’s History
The history of any place—at least any inhabited place—is tied to transportation, and Ballard is no exception. Ballard’s location bordering Puget Sound and Salmon Bay means that water, and traveling in it and over it, have played an integral role in … Continue reading
Celebrate Syttende Mai Tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.
Come out and participate in Ballard’s Syttende Mai parade tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. The Ballard Historical Society will walk next to two burgundy vintage cars this year. Look for the cars, the 1950s getups and the “Feeling Nostalgic?” signs. We … Continue reading
Don’t Rain on this Parade — Join Us!
Since 1889, the Norwegian-American community of the Pacific Northwest has celebrated Norwegian Constitution Day with a parade in Ballard. This year’s Syttende Mai Parade is on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. It is the third largest celebration of the holiday in … Continue reading