Douglas Munro is the only member of the US Coast Guard to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Signalman First Class Munro sacrificed his life at Guadalcanal in WWII to provide cover for Marines pinned on the beach. This hero is buried in Cle Elum.
The Milwaukee Road passed through Cle Elum on the way to Seattle and Tacoma. Stories are told of the amazing parties held on the last car of the train where people would spend the ride sitting on the platform of the last car watching the mountains as they passed by.
The depot has been restored to its former glory and must have been quite a scene in the railroad days.
It was a day of sun, wildflowers, and beautiful rivers.