Covered Wagon A covered wagon appears on the left side of the mural; a nod to those who came west before the railroad. However, few Prosser settlers arrived by wagon. The vast majority arrived by rail after the Northern Pacific extended service to Prosser in 1884. However, the mural’s wagon is also a tribute to
Come to Historic Downtown Prosser’s July First Friday from 3 – 7 pm on July 3rd. Come and spin the prize wheel and win prizes from something out of the grab bag to free drinks and movies. Hope to see you there.
Dear Readers: Please note this correction to last week’s Bicentennial Mural article. Colonel William Farrand Prosser moved from Prosser to North Yakima in 1886. He served as a delegate to Washington State’s Constitutional Convention in 1889. I.X.L. Livery Stable In the upper right hand portion of the mural is a red building with bright white
The Historic Downtown Prosser Association’s Façade Improvement Grant Program received the “Visual Impact” award at Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony on May 7 in Bellingham, Washington. The ceremony was held in conjunction with RevitalizeWA, Washington State’s Preservation and Main Street Conference. In 2011, the Historic Downtown Prosser Association (HDPA), the community’s Main
Here’s a guide to Prosser’s Bicentennial Mural. This might be a nice review for long-time residents and provide new information for more recent residents. There are 40 separate depictions of local history on the mural. I’ll explain 3 to 5 of them each week. -Alys MeansBenton County Museum Curator The mural was dedicated on July
On a warm spring Saturday morning a group of people set out to clean up the streets of Historic Prosser. A few of us washed and cleaned the benches, trash cans, and bike rakes. Others swept and blew off the sidewalks and even more removed the cobwebs from the side of buildings. When we finished
Our First Friday even for May brought out a few vendors…
Do you want to be a part of something exciting and great for your community next summer? The HDPA is looking for hanging flower basket volunteers to drive the truck and water each morning at 6:00 a.m. Volunteers will go out in teams of two to help make the downtown colorful and beautiful! Interested? Please