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700S19 Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site

$17

with Gary Kleinknecht

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am

A walking tour of the active mammoth dig site at Coyote Canyon. Participants will visit the bone lab, see exhibits of recovered bones, view and observe the dig site and wet screening station, and listen to a presentation on the history and activity of the area. Parts of this tour will be outdoors, please dress comfortably. Location information will be emailed one week prior to tour date.

Gary Kleinknecht is a retired high school teacher and currently the Education Director for the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site tours. Gary has also served as the President for the Ice Age Floods Institute (2004-2010) and currently serves as the Vice President (2012 – current).

 

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703S19 The Houses Hanford Built - Tour 1: South Richland

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 4, 2019 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 1, South Richland: Explore these quiet, narrow street neighborhoods that are a potpourri of Alphabet Houses designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing city of government workers during WW II.

Richard Nordgren has been instrumental in the research and documentation of the Richland Alphabet Houses for both the City of Richland and the application to the National Historic Register.

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704S19 The Houses Hanford Built - Tour 2: The Gold Coast

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 2, The Gold Coast:  The Gold Coast has its own set of lettered houses that were home to early Richland’s upper crust. Tour includes backyard glimpses from the “Miracle Mile” and the house where the creator of Dupus Boomer lived. In the adjacent neighborhood, many of the houses have retained much of their original appearance. A section of this walk is on the National Historic Register.

Richard Nordgren has been instrumental in the research and documentation of the Richland Alphabet Houses for both the City of Richland and the application to the National Historic Register.

705S19 The Houses Hanford Built - Tour 3: Central Richland

$17

with Richard Nordgren

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 9 am

Explore Richland’s unique architectural past through three different walking tours of neighborhoods known for their historic Alphabet Houses. The tours will provide glimpses into the social history that formed the City of Richland during the government ownership era. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Each tour begins at 9 a.m. Starting locations will be emailed Thursday before each class.

Tour 3, Central Richland: From World War II to the Cold War, these neighborhoods reflect a change in social dynamics and city planning. See original exteriors to uniquely remodeled and redesigned houses that cast doubt on their original footprint.

Richard Nordgren has been instrumental in the research and documentation of the Richland Alphabet Houses for both the City of Richland and the application to the National Historic Register.

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