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Yakima, Washington, USA

The Yakama people were the first known inhabitants of the Yakima Valley. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition came to the area and discovered abundant wildlife and rich soil, prompting the settlement of homesteaders. A Catholic Mission was established in Ahtanum, southwest of present-day Yakima, in 1847. The arrival of settlers and their conflicts with the natives resulted in the Yakima War. The U.S. Army established Fort Simcoe in 1856 near present-day White Swan as a response to the uprising. The Yakamas were defeated and forced to relocate to the Yakama Indian Reservation.

Yakima County was created in 1865. When bypassed by the Northern Pacific Railroad in December 1884, over 100 buildings were moved with rollers and horse teams to the nearby site of the depot. The new city was dubbed North Yakima and was officially incorporated and named the county seat on January 27, 1886. The name was changed to Yakima in 1918. Union Gap was the new name given to the original site of Yakima.

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  • 1895 - Yakima
    Yakima, a post-village of Yakima co., Washington, is on the Yakima River, about 90 miles N.N.E. of The Dalles, Oregon, and 4 miles S.E. of North...Read MORE...


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    Washington Potato Field, 25 tons per acre, Yakima Valley, Washington
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  • 1906
    Yakima, a post-town of Yakima co., Wash., on the Yakima River, about 90 miles NNE. of the Dalles, Oregon, on the Northern Pacific R. Pop. in 1900,...Read MORE...


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    Congdon Residence, Yakima, Wash.
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  • Yakima, Washington, USA
    Swan Brand
    Extra Fancy Apples
    Perham Fruit Company
    Yakima, Wash.
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  • News 1912 - SUCCESSFUL AERONAUT OF THE SEATTLE MEET MAKES A FAILURE OF FLIGHT AT NORTH YAKIMA.
    PARMALEE DIES UNDER BIPLANE IN WASHINGTON.
    BIPLANE TURNED TURTLE HIGH UP.
    WHILE CIRCLING ABOUT THE FAIR GROUNDS AT GREAT HEIGHT, MACHINE WENT WRONG ...Read MORE...


  • 1929 - March 22 - KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions

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  • Yakima, Washington, USA
    The Donnelly, Yakima's Largest Hotel, Yakima, Wash.
    Postcard
  • News 1935 - ACCIDENT MARS YAKIMA PARADE; BOY IS KILLED
    Yakima, Wash., May 19.- AP - A youth was fatally injured and at least 37 other persons injured here today when a crumbling cornice plunged about 40...Read MORE...




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Washington Potato Field, 25 tons per acre, Yakima Valley, Washington
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Yakima, Washington, USA
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Congdon Residence, Yakima, Wash.
Postcard

Yakima, Washington, USA
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Swan Brand
Extra Fancy Apples
Perham Fruit Company
Yakima, Wash.
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Yakima, Washington, USA
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The Donnelly, Yakima's Largest Hotel, Yakima, Wash.
Postcard


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  • 1895 - Yakima
    Yakima, a post-village of Yakima co., Washington, is on the Yakima River, about 90 miles N.N.E. of The Dalles, Oregon, and 4 miles S.E. of North... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Yakima, a post-town of Yakima co., Wash., on the Yakima River, about 90 miles NNE. of the Dalles, Oregon, on the Northern Pacific R. Pop. in 1900,... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - SUCCESSFUL AERONAUT OF THE SEATTLE MEET MAKES A FAILURE OF FLIGHT AT NORTH YAKIMA.
    PARMALEE DIES UNDER BIPLANE IN WASHINGTON.
    BIPLANE TURNED TURTLE HIGH UP.
    WHILE CIRCLING ABOUT THE FAIR GROUNDS AT GREAT HEIGHT, MACHINE WENT WRONG ... Read MORE...

  • 1929 - March 22 - KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • News  1935 - ACCIDENT MARS YAKIMA PARADE; BOY IS KILLED
    Yakima, Wash., May 19.- AP - A youth was fatally injured and at least 37 other persons injured here today when a crumbling cornice plunged about 40... Read MORE...

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