Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum
1940 exhibit at Snoqualmie Valley Museum
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Sunset Highway: Foot Path to Freeway

Journey through the early years of I-90, experiencing its evolution from FOOTPATHS for the Snoqualmie Tribe and early trappers and traders, to TRAILS for explorers to map and troops to guard the Snoqualmie Valley, to the SNOQUALMIE WAGON ROAD for traders and settlers, and, finally, to the SUNSET HIGHWAY, traveled by the first cars to drive from New York to Seattle.

String of blue and red trade beads

Vance Wolverton and Stenstrom's auto trip to Summit of Snoqualmie Pass in 1910

Credit: USFS

Sunset Highway with Guye Peak and car on Road

Asahel Curtis and Miller Photo

Yakama Indian beaded purse

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Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum
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