11-mile legacy: the history of Green Valley Road; talk is Saturday

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The alignment of Green Valley Road is little changed from this 1911 photo. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Archives

The alignment of Green Valley Road is little changed from this 1911 photo. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Archives

From native trail to cow path to major farm-to-market road, Green Valley Road is one of only nine King County-designated Heritage Corridors.

Native peoples and settlers, who arrived as early as the 1860s, have called this storied arterial home, as have Japanese, Filipino and other ethnic farmers. An 1879 barn, one of the oldest buildings in King County, is among the many heritage sites along the corridor.

Having grown up on Green Valley Road, author and historian Richard Latham has a unique perspective on the people, places and events that have shaped this area of great scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, unique and varied architecture and heritage.

Latham will speak at a free event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Neely Mansion. Enjoy touring the house and grounds, which include a 1930 Japanese bathhouse. A brief meeting and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Neely Mansion is at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Road, Auburn, off the Highway 18 Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit.

– Karen Meador, Neely Mansion Association

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