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History CAPITOL THEATRE Originally built in 1920, The Capitol Theatre has been serving the community for nearly a century. Just after being purchased by the City of Yakima in 1975, much of the Capitol burned to the ground in a tragic fire, leaving nothing but a smoldering facade. The newly formed nonprofit, Capitol Theatre Committee, led fundraising efforts to restore the Theatre to its original glory. It reopened in 1978 (just 733 days after the fire).

CARBONNEAU CASTLE Born Belinda Mulrooney in Ireland, Carbonneau grew up in Pennsylvania. At an early age, she left home, living in such places as New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Juneau, Alaska. By the late 1800s, she’d moved to the Klondike to make her fortune from the miners working the Alaskan gold rush. 6

YAKIMA CONVENTION CENTER Centrally located, the Yakima Convention Center is your best choice for a Pacific Northwest convention or event. Driving distance is less than 200 miles from Seattle, Portland, and Spokane, making it easy for all your attendees.

YAKIMA VALLEY MUSEUM This Yakima Valley Museum, located in Yakima’s beautiful Franklin Park, offers historical exhibits on the Yakima Valley—its natural history, Plateau cultural objects, pioneer life, early city life, and the roots and development of the Valley’s fruit industry.


Food MINERS Miner’s Drive-In Restaurant offers all American hamburgers, hotdogs, milk shakes, chicken sandwiches and much more in very generous sized proportions. Stop by the drive-thru or come in and sit down and enjoy our infamous all American food!

MAJORS BURGERS Major’s Restaurant is a family owned and operated restaurant in Yakima WA. Serving our community with two locations, Major’s specializes in great Burgers, Chicken, Seafood & Great Breakfasts.


NORTHTOWN COFFEEHOUSE North Town Coffeehouse is Yakima’s premier coffeehouse and is now located in the beautiful and elegant waiting room of the 1909 Northern Pacific Train Depot in the downtown historic district at 32 North Front Street.

CAROUSEL If you’re looking for fine dining and a romantic restaurant experience, Carousel is the place. Since 2003, we’ve specialized in authentic French cuisine and continue to use the original recipes from the French chef who opened the restaurant. 9


With more than forty commercial crops grown here, the Yakima Valley has the largest variety of fresh grown produce in the Pacific Northwest, and our farmers and growers are the reason this is one of the most important agricultural regions in the nation. Not to mention that our irrigated, high-desert climate piled on top of volcanic soil creates the perfect recipe for growing farm fresh produce. If you are looking for the freshest varieties of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, look no further than one of the many seasonal Farmers Markets scattered throughout the valley. Nearly every community has at least one outdoor Farmers Market from spring until fall, and there even some indoor markets that operate year-round.


YAKIMA VALLEY FARMERS MARKET The Yakima Valley has the most varieties of fresh produce in the Pacific Northwest, and our farm stands and farmers markets bring all that fresh fruit and produce directly to our visitors! It’s also a great opportunity to meet the farmers who grow your food. Scattered throughout the summer weeks, the many farmers markets are festive and unique, often featuring local craft vendors, mouth-watering food and plenty of fresh produce for you to take home.


Fruits APPLES Enjoyed around the world; Yakima Fresh apples are nurtured in ideal growing conditions. Washington State provides the perfect combination of hot, dry days and cool, crisp nights. Rich, volcanic soil and Cascade Mountain water offer the optimal nutrients for “the best apples on Earth.�

CHERRIES An exciting time of year! Although cherry season is relatively short, Yakima Fresh captures the most flavorful fruit of all. Our mouth-watering Northwest cherries are sweet and delicious thanks to our advanced horticultural practices paired with state-of-the-art packing procedures.


PEARS Known for its pristine growing and harvesting conditions; Yakima Fresh is proud to offer only the best pears that the Northwest has to offer. As perfect as a bright, summer day; our pears provide excellent flavor and texture that complement their nutritious value for the world to enjoy.

PEACHES Yakima Peaches straight from the Yakima valley! The majority of the peaches we sell are good for canning and eating!


Winery GILBERT CELLARS Hand-crafted wine from family vineyards. Yakima Valley farmers since 1897. Visit us at the downtown tasting room or for an event at The Hackett Ranch.

KANA WINERY Kana Winery has been producing wine since 2002. Specializing in Rhone style red wines.


WINE YAKIMA VALLEY The Yakima Valley cultivates as much diversity and quality as any agricultural region on Earth. Apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, and more fill a rich cornucopia. Completing this bounty is a remarkable spectrum of world-class wine grapes.

ANTOLIN CELLARS For years, owners and operators, Tony and Linda Haralson worked on bringing their dream of opening a winery to life. Developed from an interest in wine that was cultivated over almost a decade, the two worked together to develop premium wines that are the centerpiece of AntoLin Cellars. 15




Education EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL It is named after U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower. It is one of four high schools in the Yakima School District, the others being Davis High School, Stanton Academy and O.I.C. Alternative. Students of Eisenhower and other schools refer to the school as Ike.

DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL North Yakima High School (which was renamed Davis High School in 1957 when Eisenhower High School became the second senior high school in Yakima) began classes in 1884, and was housed in the Columbia Building.


WEST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL West Valley High School was constructed in 1955, and refurbished in the 1980s. The facilities were intended for only 400 students, but were occupied by more than 1100 students. A levy proposed in May 2006 sought funding for construction of a new, stateof-the-art, high school near the original school.

YAKIMA VALLEY COLLEGE Yakima Valley College was founded as Yakima Valley Community College in 1928. The college also offers bachelor of applied science degrees in business management, information technology, and dental hygiene.


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