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

The Old Blacksmith Shop

 
 
The Old Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
1. The Old Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  The Toppenish area around the 1890’s had 4 blacksmith shops. These shops were the hub of activity at that time. Rebuilding a wheel for a freight wagon, shoeing horses or making new parts for machinery the “smithy” was there. These were the men who kept the wheels turning and will remain in our memories.
An original painting by artist Roger Cooke.
The Toppenish Mural Society

 
Erected by Toppenish Mural Society. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 46° 22.568′ N, 120° 18.625′ W. Marker is in Toppenish, Washington, in Yakima County. Marker is on South Toppenish Avenue south of South Division Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is a framed, painted metal plaque, mounted at eye-level at the northeast corner of the building at this address, facing South Toppenish Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 South Toppenish Avenue, Toppenish WA 98948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lou Shattuck (here, next to this marker); Indian Horse Races (a few steps from this marker); "Clearing the Land" (within shouting distance of this marker); Newell's Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); When Hops Were Picked by Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); At the Peak of the Harvest (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossroads to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Indians Winter Encampment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toppenish.
 
More about this marker. The giant "Blacksmith Shop" mural referenced by this marker covers the entire second-story front facade of this building, facing South Toppenish Avenue.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historical Murals of Toppenish, Washington
 
Also see . . .  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 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
The Old Blacksmith Shop Mural (<i>on wall above marker, covering the second-story facade</i>) image. Click for full size.
2. The Old Blacksmith Shop Mural (on wall above marker, covering the second-story facade)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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