By November, 1884, it became known that a new town of North Yakima
was to be built four miles northward of Yakima City by the Northern
Pacific Railroad. On January 10, 1885, the Northern Pacific tracks
reached the new town and a boxcar was placed at the end of Yakima
Avenue as a depot.
The "fantastic migration" from Yakima City to
North Yakima began as Northern Pacific moved all kinds of buildings
to the new town; some by rollers and some by wheels, and even
some by railroad. Within a matter of a few months, an almost
complete town was a reality.
Now, in 1985, Yakima is observing its Centennial with its
greatest ever year-long celebration.
From the past we derive our inspiration and lesons for
the future. Let's all celebrate together.
Melvin G. Wagner, Chairman, Yakima Centennial Commission