CARLSBORG, Wash. (AP) - Jeff Monroe, owner of Monroe House Moving, Inc., will receive an award for moving a historic chalet 68 feet away from the eroding edge of a river in a remote wilderness area.
The Peninsula Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1ECok0a ) that Monroe will be presented with the 2015 Washington State Historic Preservation Officer Award May 19 by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation in Olympia.
Monroe and a crew of about six volunteers moved the Enchanted Valley chalet in September. To reach the remote location, workers rode horses or hiked the 13 miles from the nearest road in Olympic National Park in northwest Washington State.
The 42-by-28-foot structure was built as a backcountry lodge in the 1930s. It has been used as a wilderness ranger station and emergency shelter.
Information from: Peninsula Daily News, https://www.peninsuladailynews.com
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