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Toppenish in Yakima County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Crossroads to Market

 
 
Crossroads to Market Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
1. Crossroads to Market Marker
Inscription.  Hops, potatoes, hay, wheat, melons and row crops all were shipped from this area in the early days of Toppenish. Artist Robert Thomas of Kooskia, Idaho shows the various ways the produce was moved at that time.
The Toppenish Mural Society

 
Erected by Toppenish Mural Society. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 46° 22.545′ N, 120° 18.591′ W. Marker is in Toppenish, Washington, in Yakima County. Marker is on South Division Street south of South Toppenish Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is a framed, painted metal plaque, mounted at waist-level at the northeast corner of the building at this address, facing north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 South Division Street, Toppenish WA 98948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. When Hops Were Picked by Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Lou Shattuck (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Horse Races (within shouting distance of this marker); Clearing the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Newell's Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); At the Peak of the Harvest (within shouting distance of this marker); Indians Winter Encampment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toppenish.
 
More about this marker. The entire north wall of the building at this address is covered by a giant mural symbolizing the "crossroads" aspects of Toppenish, as described by the marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historical Murals of Toppenish, Washington
 
Also see . . .
1. Toppenish History: An Agricultural Center. By 1904, a survey of the region reported that "Toppenish has grown steadily and rapidly, especially as a shipping and receiving point." The Toppenish depot had shipped out between 1,300 and 1,400 freight cars of "hay, fruit, potatoes,
Crossroads to Market Mural (<i>wide view; marker visible near bottom left corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
2. Crossroads to Market Mural (wide view; marker visible near bottom left corner)
hops and livestock" in 1903. (Submitted on February 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Toppenish Mural Guide. In 1989, the Toppenish Mural Society embarked on an ambitious plan to cover the town with murals depicting historical scenes. Each mural had to depict a Toppenish-area event from 1850 to 1920 and each had to be done by accomplished, professional Western artists. (Submitted on February 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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