February 1998 - January 1999
When you think Yakima, you think apples. ...but our valley was not always apple country.
Yakima Valleyâ€™s history—its very identity—is associated with the apple. The apple industry brought many of our ancestors—and many of us—to the Yakima Valley. There are over 78,000 acres of Yakima Valley apple orchard. Apples are the core of our economy.
What are the roots of Yakima's apple industry? How does an apple make its journey from seed to store? How has Yakima become synonymous with Apples?
An educational handbook produced as a teacher's guide for the exhibit Yakima's Love Affair with the Apple Made possible through a grant from the Washington Apple Education Foundation 35 pages of apple history, apple facts, and classroom activities Available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format (3.4 MB) - A is for Apple