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

Newell's Drive

 
 
Newell's Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
1. Newell's Drive Marker
Inscription. In 1884 Charley Newell, a Toppenish pioneer, drove 700 horses from this area to Kearny, Nebraska, which was the nearest railhead at that time. During the following years these horses were involved in four wars around the globe. Painted by Don Crook, July 1990.
Toppenish Mural Society

 
Erected 1990 by Toppenish Mural Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 46° 22.582′ N, 120° 18.607′ W. Marker is in Toppenish, Washington, in Yakima County. Marker is at the intersection of South Toppenish Avenue and South Division Street, on the right when traveling south on South Toppenish Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is a framed, painted metal plaque, mounted at eye-level at the northeast corner of the building at this address. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 South Toppenish Avenue, Toppenish WA 98948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. At the Peak of the Harvest (a few steps from this marker); Indian Horse Races (a few steps from this marker); Lou Shattuck (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance
Newell's Drive Marker (<i>wide view; looking south along South Toppenish Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
2. Newell's Drive Marker (wide view; looking south along South Toppenish Avenue)
of this marker); Indians Winter Encampment (within shouting distance of this marker); Clearing the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); When Hops Were Picked by Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossroads to Market (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toppenish.
 
More about this marker. The entire storefront second-story facade of the building at this address is covered by a giant mural depicting Newell's Drive, 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
 
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1. Toppenish History. By the 1860s, white ranchers had discovered what the tribes already knew – that the Yakima Valley was excellent grazing land. A number of stockmen with Indian Agency grazing permits, notably Ben Snipes (1835-1906) and Charlie Newell (1847-1932), began running big herds of cattle and horses in the Yakima Valley. (Submitted on February 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Newell's Drive Mural (<i>wide view; second story storefront facade</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Newell's Drive Mural (wide view; second story storefront facade)
 

2. Charley Newell, Pioneer. In 1879 Newell formed a partnership with W.D. Hoctor, for the purpose of dealing in horses and land, a partnership which lasted for many years, four years of which time, from 1879 to 1883, they sold stock in Oregon. Among their largest shipments were those of 1884, when 700 horces were driven across the plains to Nebraska, where they were shipped to Ohio; of 1885, when 417 head of horses were shipped from Prosser to the New York market; and of 1886, when shipments were made to New York and two car loads sent as far east as Rhode Island. (Submitted on February 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. 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.) 
 
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