Darrington Library Blog

Friday, March 19, 2010

Historical Bridges

The Darrington Historical Society will present an updated version of the program, “Bridges Around Darrington”. This historical program covers bridges from Darrington to Monte Cristo and beyond. It will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at the Mansford Grange in Darrington, Washington. You can also access Sno-Isle's collection of materials about bridges. Explore how bridges are made with your family by checking out a DVD called Bridges by Larry Klein and Mark Olshaker. Learn what enables a simple arch bridge to support such great weight and what holds up a suspension bridge. Enjoy all our bridge related library items, and enjoy the Darrington Historical Society's bridge presentation at the Mansford Grange.

Friday, March 5, 2010

How did the vegetables cross the river in Darrington?

It was easy to get the vegetables across the river after the bridges in the Darrington area were built. Previously, people took vegetables across the river on canoes or ferries.

When spring comes to Darrington, locals get the urge to dig and plant. By summer vegetable and flower gardens are flourishing. But back in the past, well before gardeners began sharpening their spades to prepare the soil for early spring planting, the Darrington Historical Society members were digging into the history of the Darrington area. Their work can be seen at the updated presentation of the program, “Bridges Around Darrington”. It will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at the Mansford Grange in Darrington, Washington. Come, spend an early spring day in Darrington among beautiful scenery and friendly people, and enjoy the program. If you are coming from out of town, visit one of the local restaurants or stop by the new Sauk River Bridge with a picnic lunch. For more information, the Darrington Historical Society President, Leah Tyson, invites you to contact her at 360-436-0675, or e-mail her at patches1234@gmail.com.