Highline Historical Society Presenting FREE Production Of “Two Wheels North” At Community Center Saturday

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“Two Wheels North,” a commemorative presentation written by Evelyn McDaniel Gib will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 10th for FREE at 2pm at the Burien Community Center, located at 425 SW 144th Street.

The play, a staged reading of a historic non-fiction event, features two fresh high school graduates that set out on their secondhand bicycles from Santa Rosa, CA in August of 1909 to take on the challenge of cycling from their home all the way north to Seattle for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.

With less than $6 bucks between them, they pedal, push, and walk 1,000 miles of primitive roads for 54 days. As you can probably imagine what roads were like 100 years ago, the intrepid boys encounter nearly every imaginable natural, mechanical, and human challenge on their one-speed bikes. While adventure is their primary lure, there is a promised purse of $25 from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (when it was still being printed, pre-internet) waiting for them if they can only make it to Seattle before the final day of the AYP.

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