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Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, WSU Prosser

Washington State College (later WSU) established the Irrigation Experiment Station at Prosser in 1919. The Washington Irrigation Institute recommended such a program to study problems faced by farmers...

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Irrigation in the Walla Walla River Valley

Irrigation has been the single most crucial element in the Walla Walla Valley's agriculture since 1836, when pioneer missionary Marcus Whitman (1802-1847) dug the first irrigation ditch near his Walla...

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Japanese Farming

Most early Japanese immigrants to the Pacific Northwest came to work in the labor-intensive industries of timber, railroad construction, fish processing, and agriculture. As they became more settled t...

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Jensen-Grimm Farm (Arlington)

In 2002 Snohomish County chose the Jensen-Grimm Farm in Arlington as one of its designated Centennial Farms, those operated by the same family for more than 100 years. The following article, written b...

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Joe Desimone: From Produce Farmer to Owner of Seattle's Pike Place Market

Giuseppe "Joe" Desimone, an immigrant from Naples, settled in Seattle's South Park neighborhood, where he made some money farming and more money investing in real estate. Like many immigrant farmers f...

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King County Farmland Preservation Program

King County's Farmland Preservation Program protects farmland and open space in the rapidly developing county by using tax money to buy development rights on farms. It is one of the oldest such progra...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 01: Agriculture

This bibliography on the history of agriculture in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County C...

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King County Landmarks: Charles and Elvera Thomsen House (1927), Kenmore

Address: 7332 NE Simonds Road, Kenmore. Also known as Wildcliffe Farm, this elegant country home built in the French Provincial style sits on the south bank of the Sammamish River. The house was buil...

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King County Landmarks: Dougherty Farmstead (1888), Duvall

Address: NE Cherry Valley Road, Duvall. Built in 1888 when Washington was still a territory, the Dougherty House has been at its present (2000) location since 1909. The house first stood closer to the...

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King County Landmarks: Elliott Farm (1909), Maple Valley

Address: 14207 Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley. The prominent farmhouse and barns at the Elliott Farm, located in the Cedar River Valley just east of Renton, reflect the development of small-scale ...

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King County Landmarks: Fall City Hop Shed (1880), Fall City

Address: Fall City Riverfront Park, Fall City. This hop shed in the Fall City area is the last remnant of what was the largest agricultural enterprise in King County during the 1880s -- growing and ex...

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King County Landmarks: Gunnar T. and Anna Olson House (1912), Redmond

Address: 20015 NE 50th Street, Redmond. This single-story farmhouse constructed in the Happy Valley east of Redmond by Gunnar and Anna Olson is a fine example of a pattern book Craftsman bungalow. In ...

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