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City of Moses Lake

Posted on: August 12, 2019

The Great Northern Mainline through Central Washington

Salon Series Photo

Join local historian Dan Bolyard for a presentation on the Great Northern Mainline in Central Washington on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Civic Center Auditorium.

Dan will cover the evolution of locations along the Great Northern mainline between Wenatchee and Spokane. He will also feature old photos, maps, fires, and maybe a wreck or two. Included will be information on mergers, abandonments, and current operations. Dan will also speak on the fight for the county seat between Adrian, Wilson Creek, and Ephrata.

Dan is an author and area historian focusing on the railroads of the Central Basin. He lives in Coulee City. this is his fifth presentation for the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. 

Communities thrive through conversation. Inspired by the informal intellectual gatherings popular through the late 19th Century, the Museum’s afternoon Salon Series brings conversation back to our modern lives.

Our 21st Century version of the salon is a venue where local ideas matter. The Salon draws on local speakers who want to share their passions with the people who have made Central Washington their home.

For up to date program details visit and click on “Salon Series.” Interested in becoming an afternoon speaker? Please send an inquiry to by email to The museum offers a $100 honorarium. Please no sales presentations.

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