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Historic Slabtown Walking Tour: From NW 23rd to the 1905 Fair

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 PM


Highlights of this guided Walking Tour include visiting the former sites of: the Vaugn Street Ballpark, the entrance of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Fair and the world's greatest log cabin.  Slabtown gets its name from the enormous quantities of slab wood—the rounded, exterior parts of a log cut away to square off lumber–that were produced as a popular form of heating fuel in the early 1900s by lumber mills of the neighborhood. Slabtown has been a cohesive residential community, distinguished by a mixed ethnic component, since the 1850s.  Your lead tour guide has a PhD in Urban Studies and a MS in Historic Preservation; she will chat about transformation of this once working class community along the route.   FAQs  What do you do if there is ice or snow? It is not safe for us to operate tours on slippery streets. We will refund your tour costs. What do you do if it is 100 degrees? If there is a heat advisory (a period of hot temperature expected by the local/national weather service), this can create a situation where heat illnesses are possible and it is recommended to stay out of the sun. Slabtown Tours LLC will try to reschedule the tour for later in the day on the same Sunday. What do I do if I can’t make it to the scheduled tour? There are no refunds for no-shows, but if you cancel before the start of the tour, you can reschedule for another date. If you need to cancel, call 503.206.4676 or e-mail: slabtowntours@gmail.com. If you are running late for a tour, text 971.302.3926. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Parking meters arrive in 2016 along major commecil street, but thus far there are still many areas to park for free. Most tour starting points are walkable from the Stadium MAX Station stop or other MAX or Portland Streetcar stops. Timbers and Thorns game days are typically not ideal days for tours. We suspend tours on dates with heavy parking needs.  Do we get to go inside the homes? No.Once a year I work with the NW Cultural Center and the Northwest Children’s Theater to help put on a historic home tour. For 2015 & 2016 that effort raised approximately $15,000 toward ADA improvemnents for NW 1819 Everett. Please like the Slabtown Tour LLC Facebook page or sign up for our monthly email newsletter to stay informed about opportunities to enter historic homes.  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Landline for Slabtown Tours: 503.206.4676Text if you are late for a tour: 971.302.3926email: slabtowntours@gmail.com Can my child play Pokemon GO on your tour? Yes. Can I bring my dog on the tour? Yes well-behaved dogs can join our standard tours on leash. We do not enter any buildings on our regular tours. I heard there is a waiver could you share the text with me? Yes. You can view or download a PDF of the waiver here. PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT & LIABILITY WAIVER & EXPLANATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS  In consideration for being allowed to participate in the walking tour “Slabtown Tours LLC”, I agree as follows:  1. That I understand that there are no refunds for the tour. 2. That I will fully cooperate with the tour leader and any building or business owner, employee, etc., whose establishment we visit; 3. That the tour will be conducted on public streets and that I will not block sidewalks or impede the flow of pedestrian traffic; 4. That I do not have any physical, mental, or emotional disability or illness that would cause me any difficulties or harm as a participant on the walking tour; 5. That for the protection of intellectual property rights, I understand I cannot use and audio or visual recording devices without advance written permission from Tanya Lyn March and Slabtown Tours LLC; 6. That I will not use the information, photographs, videos, film, digital images, or audio recordings which I obtain as a result of participating on this walking tour to write any books, magazine or newspaper articles, plays, video or film scripts, CDs, CD ROMs, DVDs, games, audio tapes, web

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