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

When Hops Were Picked by Hand

 
 
When Hops Were Picked by Hand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
1. When Hops Were Picked by Hand Marker
Inscription. Indian tribes from throughout the Northwest gathered to pick hops by hand. Hop growing in Washington State started in the early 1800's. During the daylight hours, the hops were picked and the evenings were spent in relaxation such as playing the "Stick Game." Painted by artist Robert Thomas of Kooskia, Idaho, who spent his early years in Toppenish.
Toppenish Mural Society 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Toppenish Mural Society. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 46° 22.546′ N, 120° 18.627′ W. Marker is in Toppenish, Washington, in Yakima County. Marker is on South Toppenish Avenue north of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is a framed, painted metal plaque, mounted at waist-level at the northeast corner of the building at this address, facing Old Timers Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 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. Clearing the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Lou Shattuck (within shouting distance of this
When Hops Were Picked by Hand Mural (<i>wide view; marker visible far right lower corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
2. When Hops Were Picked by Hand Mural (wide view; marker visible far right lower corner)
marker); Crossroads to Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Horse Races (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blanket Traders (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toppenish.
 
More about this marker. The entire northeast side of the building at this address is covered by a giant mural depicting hops harvesting, 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 . . .  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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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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