A long-lived tradition in our area is the use of watching-places. From these vantage points designated elders would regularly observe the rising and setting of heavenly bodies throughout the year to mark seasons and predict fish runs and harvests. The large prairie above Snoqualmie Falls almost certainly included one of these places. Mt. Si offers the perfect ridgeline to gauge the sky’s movement.
The Project includes 11 cedar markers, each painted a color corresponding to a seasonal period. It honors Marie Louie, a Snoqualmie, who died in 1914 when she was at least 100 years old. Marie Louie was a renowned herbal medicine specialist and midwife.