Seattle to Pasco Was a 14-Hour Road Trip on First Highway Over Snoqualmie [PHOTOS]

Since the 1700s, Cascade passes have been a pathway for travelers from both the west and the east. At first, it was only used by a handful of explo...

December 1, 2022
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Since the 1700s, Cascade passes have been a pathway for travelers from both the west and the east. At first, it was only used by a handful of explorers (when it was an ancient Indian trail). Now, present-day -  thousands of people make the trip just about every hour.Crossing the Cascades on horseback or by wagon was common in the early daysWashington Secretary of State Digital ArchivesIn the beginning, Native American tribes and emigrants traveled the route on foot, horseback, and by wagon - maneuvering their way through what we now know as Snoqualmie pass, mostly to trade and settle.

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